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Communicating about Climate Change with Policymakers  

Ishani Mukherjee and Michael Howlett

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Nov 2016
Policy communication and the resulting influence that information has on policy decision-makers is an especially pertinent topic when it comes to problems of climate change. Notorious for ... More

Communicating about Hydropower, Dams, and Climate Change  

Emma Lundberg, Caroline Gottschalk Druschke, Bridie McGreavy, Sara Randall, Tyler Quiring, Alison Fisher, Francesca Soluri, Hannah Dallas, David Hart, and Kevin Gardner

As the global imperative for sustainable energy builds and with hydroelectricity proposed as one aspect of a sustainable energy profile, public discourse reflects the complex and competing ... More

Communication, Negotiation, and Influence at International Climate Change Meetings and Summits  

Hartmut Wessler, Julia Lück, and Antal Wozniak

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Apr 2017
The annual United Nations Climate Change Conferences, officially called Conferences of the Parties (COPs), are the main drivers of media attention to climate change around the world. Even ... More

Communication Strategies of Environmental NGOs and Advocacy Groups  

Steven Yearley

Environmental organizations have been critically important in publicizing and supplying arguments about climate change, just as with the other environmental issues facing contemporary ... More

Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change  

Tim Forsyth

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Mar 2017
Community-based adaptation (CBA) to climate change is an approach to adaptation that aims to include vulnerable people in the design and implementation of adaptation measures. The most ... More

Countering Climate Science Denial and Communicating Scientific Consensus  

John Cook

Scientific agreement on climate change has strengthened over the past few decades, with around 97% of publishing climate scientists agreeing that human activity is causing global warming. ... More

The 1.5°C Target, Political Implications, and the Role of BECCS  

Sabine Fuss

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Apr 2017
The 2°C target for global warming had been under severe scrutiny in the run-up to the climate negotiations in Paris in 2015 (COP21). Clearly, with a remaining carbon budget of 470–1,020 ... More

Energy Innovation and Policy  

John A. Alic

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Jun 2017
Stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases will require very large reductions in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions. This can be achieved only through continuous innovation, aggressive ... More

The Evolution of International Policy on REDD+  

Margaret M. Skutsch

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Apr 2017
The clean development mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol did not cover projects to reduce emissions from deforestation in developing countries. The reasons were in part technical (the ... More

Global Environmental Change and the New Social Contract for Research  

Noel Castree

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

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