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We have won the PSA Specialist Group of the Year!

  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!

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The Paris Climate Talks: Politics, Policies and Principles

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

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Where next? The Results of the British 2015 General Election and Environmental Policy

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

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Be relevant: Researching the politics of climate change in 2015 and beyond

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

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‘Bonn Courage!’

Camilla Born, @camillaborn and Louisa Casson, @louisacasson UK Youth Climate Coalition, @ukycc   In December 2015 the UN climate talks are on course to sign a global deal that puts us on course for avoiding unmanageable climate change. The mid-year conference in Bonn this month set the agenda for December’s Conference of the Parties (COP) in… Continue reading ‘Bonn Courage!’