As action on climate change continues to stall, people around the world are facing the unwelcome prospect of having to adapt to major environmental change. This webinar discusses how and indeed if this can happen, focusing in particular on the adaptability of local communities and socio-political structures. To facilitate the discussion, a number of speakers will present their own research on socio-environmental change, looking at an innovative range of historical and contemporary scenarios. However, these are just starting points and there will also be time for questions and discussion on the day. This event will take place as a webinar on Zoom. The link to attend will be sent out to those who have registered via Eventbrite.


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Outline schedule

Welcome address by Dr Eugene Costello

The Grand Challenge

  • Prof Poul Holm (Environmental Humanities, Trinity College Dublin)
  • Dr Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist (Climate History, Stockholm University)
  • Discussion

Responding to Rural and Urban Change

  • Dr Eugene Costello (Archaeology, Stockholm University)
  • Prof Anders Wästfelt (Human Geography, Stockholm University)
  • Discussion

Critical Adaptation Research

  • Prof Silja Klepp (Social Anthropology, Kiel University)
  • Dr Joost de Moor (Political Science, Stockholm University)
  • Dr Francesca Rosignoli (Political Science, Stockholm Unviversity)

Final Discussion