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Candice Howarth

LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

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United Kingdom

Dr Candice Howarth is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. She is co-Director of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN).

Her research interests focus on how the co-production of knowledge and science communication can be used to better inform decision-making in the context of climate resilience and sustainability challenges. As part of her work for PCAN she leads the Adaptation platform and manages the network of PCAN Analysts, Associates and Fellows. She also leads research on resilience to heat risk, narratives of climate action, and climate emergency declarations.

Candice chairs the Royal Geographical Society Climate Change Research Group, is a member of the Royal Meteorological Society Science Engagement group, sits on the London Heat Risk Group and is a core member of the GRI Heat Resilience Knowledge Hub. She contributed to the chapter on Industry and Business for the 3rd UK Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3) and sits on the Editorial Board of the journal Environmental Communication.

She regularly advises a range of international, governments and non-governmental organisations, and she is a frequent speaker at academic and non-academic events.

Candice has an interdisciplinary background in climate policy and pro-environmental behaviour with degrees in meteorology (BSc), climate change (MSc) and a PhD in climate change and pro-environmental behaviour. She has published in high ranking journals such as Nature Climate Change, Global Environmental Change, Climatic Change


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Howarth, C., Lane, M., Morse-Jones, S., Brooks, K., Viner, D. (2022) “The ‘co’ in co-production of climate action: Challenging boundaries within and between science, policy and practice.” Global Environmental Change, 72, 102445.

Wells, R., Howarth, C., Brand-Correa, I. (2021) “Are citizen juries and assemblies on climate change driving democratic climate policymaking? An exploration of two case studies in the UK.” Climatic Change, 168(5).

Kythreotis, AP., Howarth, C., Mercer, TG., Awcock, H., Jonas, AEG. (2021) “Re-evaluating the changing geographies of climate activism and the state in the post-climate emergency era in the build up to COP26.” Journal of British Academy. 9(s5), 69-93.

Howarth, C., Lane, M., Fankhauser, S. (2021) “What next for local government climate emergency declarations? the gap between rhetoric and action.” Climatic Change, 267(27).

Creasy, A., Lane, M., Owen, A., Howarth, C., van der Horst, D. (2021) “Representing Place; how urgency trumps justice in experimental climate governance for cities.” Politics and Governance, 9(2).

Howarth, C., Parsons, L. (2021) “Framing UK climate action across spaces, places and scales: assembling a coalition of climate change narratives.” Climatic Change, 164, 8.

Howarth, C., Morse-Jones, S., Kythreotis, A., Brooks, K., Lane, M. (2020) “Informing UK governance of climate risks: improving the local evidence base.” Climatic Change, 163(1), 499-520.

Howarth, C., Bryant, P., Corner, A., Fankhauser, S., Gouldson, A., Whitmarsh, L., Willis, B. (2020) “Building a social mandate for climate action: Lessons from COVID-19.” Environmental and Resource Economics, 76, 1107-1115.

Howarth, C., Parsons, L., Thew, H. (2020) “Effectively Communicating Climate Science Beyond Academia: Harnessing the Heterogeneity of Climate Knowledge.” One Earth, 2(4), 320-324.

Kythreotis, A.P., Jonas, A.E.G., Howarth, C. (2019) “Locating climate adaptation in a devolved UK state.” Regional Studies: Urban and Regional Horizons. 54:4, 576-588.

Howarth, C. & Anderson, A. (2019) “Increasing local salience to climate change: the un-tapped impact of media-science interface.” Environmental Communication, 13(6).

Howarth, C., Kantenbacher, J., Guida, K., Roberts, T., Rohse, M. (2019) “Improving resilience to hot weather in the UK: the role of communication, behaviour and social insights in policy interventions.” Environmental Science and Policy, 94, 258-261.

Howarth, C., Morse-Jones, S., Brooks, K., Kythreotis, A. (2018) “Co-producing UK climate change adaptation policy: an analysis of the 2012 and 2017 UK Climate Change Risk Assessments.” Environmental Science and Policy, 89, 412-420