Last Friday, the PSA Environment Specialist Group hosted a workshop at Keele University to discuss Climate Politics in Interesting Times. The event was made possible through funding provided by the Political Studies Association, as part of their Pushing the Boundaries programme. The theme for the event had been inspired by discussions held at the PSA… Continue reading Climate Politics in Interesting Times: Workshop Recap
Excellent news everyone! At the PSA Annual Conference dinner on Tuesday 22nd March, we were named the PSA Environment Specialist Group of the Year. Steve Bell, the Guardian's political cartoonist, awarded us the prize. The prize results from all of the hard work put in by our members, including participating in our event (co-organised with PSA… Continue reading We have won the PSA Specialist Group of the Year!
This year's PSA Conference is taking place between the 21st and 23rd March, and will be held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole. PSA Environment will be hosting a drinks reception and meal at the Hop Poles pub, just five minutes' walk from the Hilton. We will be arriving at 6pm for drinks, and have reserved… Continue reading PSA Conference 2016
The Paris Climate Talks: Politics, Policies and Principles Save the date: 20th November, 2015 Location: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Scotland A constituent event of the ESRC Festival of Social Science* The UN Climate Change Conference, taking place in Paris, France, from the 30th November until the 11th December 2015, is expected to be one of… Continue reading The Paris Climate Talks: Politics, Policies and Principles
A four part series, analysing the next steps following the UK's 2015 General Election. Matt Hope argued in his post for this blog that 2015 ‘is set to be a significant year in the world’s struggle to address climate change’ and the first of the key events Hope anticipated, the UK general election, has now… Continue reading Where next? The Results of the British 2015 General Election and Environmental Policy
Mat Hope is an Associate Editor at Nature Climate Change, focusing on the journal’s social science coverage. For submission enquiries or any other correspondence, contact him at Mat.Hope@nature.com. He also writes occasionally at http://www.climate-hope.co.uk and can be found on twitter (@matjhope). Make no mistake: the politics of climate change is back on the agenda. Over… Continue reading Be relevant: Researching the politics of climate change in 2015 and beyond
***This blog was written by Paul Tobin (University of York) and originally published on Political Insight on 2nd April 2014*** First theorised by Joseph Fourier in 1824 and calculated by Svante Arrhenius in 1896, only those willing to disregard decades of evidence could challenge the existence of human-induced climate change. Monday 31st March saw the… Continue reading Latest UN Climate Report: Little Room Left for Sceptics
***This blog was written by Paul Tobin (University of York) and originally posted on PSA Insight on 28th January, 2014*** Fracking - the panacea that will guarantee the UK’s energy independence for decades, or an environmental disaster waiting to happen? Either way, development of the energy source raises intriguing questions for scholars of many sub-fields… Continue reading What the Frack?