A first-of-its-kind conference will bring together leading social scientists to explore obstruction of global climate action. Co-hosted by the Climate Social Science Network and the German Development Institute (DIE), the conference held virtually on 8-10 June will coincide with the Subsidiary Bodies sessions SB-56 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, 6-16 June.
Conference sessions include:
- The Structure of Climate Obstruction and the Critical Role of Climate Social Science
- Climate Negotiations and the Role of the Fossil Fuel Industry
- Obstruction in the International Political Economy of Climate Governance
- Loss and Damage: What Stands in the Way of Progress and What is Needed to Move Ahead
- Reflections from the Science/Activism Frontier: The Case of Solar Geoengineering
The majority of the conference will be open to the public, discussing key issues of how climate action is being framed in public discourse, how past actions – and inaction – have brought about present challenges, and how we can best approach change for the future at the local, national, international, and global levels.