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Study on the Socio-Economic Importance of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction in the Southeast Atlantic Region

Claudette Spiteri, Thierry Senechal, Carolina Hazin, Shannon Hampton, Leticia Greyling & Ben Boteler
This report – Study on the socio-economic importance of areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ) in the Southeast Atlantic region – aims to analyse the socio-economic importance of the ABNJ adjacent to the countries within the Abidjan Convention Area in West, Central and Southern Africa. It characterizes the socio-economic interests in ABNJ, underpinned by the ecosystem services concept, and the actual and potential social and economic outcomes (costs and benefits) associated with the conservation and use...

Designing and Evaluating Coherent Policies and Measures for the SDGs. An Input Paper for the GSDR 2023

IASS Brochure; November 2021

The QTDIAN modelling toolbox–Quantification of social drivers and constraints of the diffusion of energy technologies. Deliverable 2.3. Sustainable Energy Transitions Laboratory (SENTINEL) project

Diana Süsser, Housam al Rakouki & Johan Lilliestam
This report contributes to the modelling work in SENTINEL and beyond in two main ways. First, we provide three social storylines that are closely linked to different governance logics and build on observed social and political drivers and barriers in the European energy transition. This is different than most other storylines used for modelling, because ours are based on governance patterns and normative assumptions of a “good future”, and not on the more common geopolitical...

The Social Performance Index (SPI): Assessing and monitoring community well-being through energy sector investments

Sebastian Helgenberger, Mbungu Grace Kageni, Héctor Rodríguez & Almudena Nunez
While the positive impacts of renewable energy for people and the planet are widely recognized, the direct contribution of local renewable energy projects to local community well-being has received limited attention. And while the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development have been rightfully celebrated as global milestones for securing livelihoods and opportunities now and in the future, they lack societal ownership and traction in local communities, who are decisive in supporting...

Klimagerechtigkeit erzählen. Narrative, Wertbezüge und Frames bei Extinction Rebellion, Ende Gelände und Fridays for Future

Moritz Melchior & Manuel Rivera
Die Klimagerechtigkeitsbewegung (KB) hat in jüngster Zeit eine erstaunliche Dynamik entwickelt und dazu beigetragen, die Klimakrise in Deutschland auf die politische Agenda zu setzen. Die sichtbarsten und mobilisierungsstärksten Bewegungsakteur*innen sind Extinction Rebellion (XR), Ende Gelände (EG) und Fridays for Future (FFF). In ihrer öffentlichen Kommunikation zur Klimakrise zeigen sich unterschiedliche thematische Schwerpunkte. Die Studie analysiert vergleichend die narrativen Strukturen von Pressemitteilungen und Blog-Artikeln von XR, EG und FFF aus dem Jahr 2019 und führt die...

Estudio sobre la importancia socioeconómica de las áreas fuera de la jurisdicción nacional (ABNJ) en la región del Pacífico Sudeste

Marcelo Olivares-Arenas, Beatriz Yannicelli, Luis A. Zapata-Padilla, Rodrigo Sfeir, Gustavo A. Castellanos-Galindo, Jaime Aburto, Ben Boteler & Pablo Guerrero
Este reporte tiene como objetivo evaluar la con-tribución al bienestar humano de las activida-des socioeconómicas, actuales y potenciales, en las áreas marinas fuera de la jurisdicción nacio-nal (ABNJ por sus siglas en inglés) del Pacífico Sudeste, destacando la dependencia humana de los servicios ecosistémicos que la biodiver-sidad marina en las áreas fuera de la jurisdic-ción nacional (o BBNJ por sus siglas en inglés) provee, así como también de aquellas activi-dades que compiten en uso o...

Kinder und Jugendliche in Lauchhammer während der Corona-Pandemie. Befragung zu den Veränderungen in ihrem Leben, ihren Aktivitäten und ihren Wünschen für die Kinder- und Jugendbeteiligung

David Löw Beer
Für diese Studie konnte ein Großteil der Schüler:innen Lauchhammers im Mai und Juni 2021, während der dritten Welle der Corona-Pandemie, in Präsenz befragt werden. Zentrale Erkenntnisse der Studie sind, dass (1) etwa 60 Prozent der Schüler:innen, Angst vor dem Coronavirus haben, (2) auch nach einem Jahr Pandemie bei vielen Schüler:innen die technischen Voraussetzungen für Homeschooling nicht ausreichend gegeben sind und (3) dass sich die überwiegende Mehrheit der Schüler:innen in der Kinder- und Jugendbeteiligung engagieren wollen.

The Global Impacts of an EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

Silvia Weko, Laima Eicke, Adela Marian & Maria Apergi
IASS Policy Brief

Securing Turkey’s energy supply and balancing the current account defi cit through renewable energy. Assessing the co-benefi ts of decarbonising the power sector

Héctor Rodríguez, Sebastian Helgenberger, Pınar Ertör & Laura Nagel

Fostering Reflection, Dialogue and Collaboration among Actors at the UN Climate Change Conferences

Kathleen Anne Mar, Carolin Fraude, Thomas Bruhn, Niko Schäpke, Dorota Stasiak, Heike Schroeder, Christine Wamsler & Mark Lawrence
At their core, the UN Climate Change conferences known as “COPs” are the primary international venue for negotiating how countries should act and cooperate to avoid dangerous climate change. The 2015 Paris Agreement is its most recent notable success. Although the climate negotiations are a state government-led process, the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) community has increasingly recognized the need for dialogue and engagement with non-governmental stakeholders in acknowledgement of the critical...

Preparing for Uncertain Futures: Co-created scenarios for the Russian Arctic

Vilena Valeeva, Johannes Gabriel, Kathrin Stephen, Elena Nikitina, Yevgeny Aksenov, Yulia Baronina, Marianne Pascale Bartels, Hans Helmut Berchelmann, Angelina Davydova, Klaus Dethloff, Mikhail Grigoriev, Dörthe Handorf, Alexey Knizhnikov, Lola Kotova, Alexey Kuznetsov, Olga Kulikova, Vladimir Semenov, Rodion Sulyandziga & Lindsey Weger
People living or working in the Arctic are faced with uncertainty regarding future social, political, economic, and environmental change. This uncertainty is due not least to the ongoing transformations caused by climate change. This paper presents results from a project entitled “Yamal 2040: Scenarios for the Russian Arctic”, which employed ‘Strategic Foresight’, a specific co-design and engagement methodology, to support stakeholders of one particular region in the Arctic, the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (Yamal region) in...

Europäische Strukturwandelförderung für die deutsch-polnische Grenzregion

Konrad Gürtler & Aleksandra Waliszewska
IASS Policy Brief; 2021 (6)

Tales of doom, tales of opportunity. How climate communication can help to overcome psychological barriers to sustainable action

Laura Nagel
This paper focuses on barriers and drivers of personal and public engagement. The success of climate change policies in democracies depends on social consent and ownership of the actions taken. Campaigners and decision-makers therefore need to communicate their ideas in a way that speaks to and galvanises people. To do this successfully, the first step is to recognise what motivates people to act and what hinders them. This paper contributes to answering these questions by...

Auszubildende im Lausitzer Strukturwandel. Gute Arbeit, sichere Lebensplanung, regionale Verbundenheit

Victoria Luh & David Löw Beer
IASS Study; November 2021

The social performance approach. Fostering community well-being through energy-sector investments

Grace Kagen Mbungu & Sebastian Helgenberger
While the positive impacts of renewable energy development, the implementation and use of renewable energy for people and the planet are widely recognised, the direct contribution of local renewable energy projects to local community well-being has received limited attention. And while the Paris Climate Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), have been rightfully celebrated as global milestones towards securing livelihoods and opportunities now and in the future,...

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  • Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
  • Catholic University of the North
  • Independent Institute for Environmental Issues
  • Lund University
  • University of Freiburg
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of the Republic
  • German Federal Environment Agency
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development