Political feedbacks in climate and environment
This workshop, organized in collaboration with the University of Calcutta, aims to provide a better understanding of the role of human agency and feedbacks to behaviors, values and norms that affect the functioning of Earth Systems.
Read a report from the workshop here.
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How does the growing scientific evidence on global warming and the response required from nation states feed into political decisions? How, and to what extent, does scientific evidence shape and influence political decision-making on climate policy, which in turn changes social behavior and attitudes? And how do cognitive categories and other socio-cultural factors influence individual and collective decision-making and feed-forward policies that anticipate change required for the future?