Mistra and Formas allocate SEK 40 million to research to involve civil society in speeding up a fair adaption to climate change. Stephan Barthel at University of Gävle will be one of two research programme leaders.
Together with academia, civil society and other actors, the programme will develop a carbon budget, compatible with the Paris Agreement, which is to be perceived as fair, justified and effective.
Socially accepted climate measures
To enable a faster transition, the research programme will, in dialogue with actors from all sides, translate scientific knowledge into action. Political and economic frameworks must be designed in collaboration with business, trade unions, and other popular movements, and a significant part of the programme is about developing climate measures that are socially accepted.
“The hub of our program is that research meets the outside world, so that we can turn conflicts into synergies together. This is our way to contribute to a viable planet and to a fair future,” says Stephan Barthel at University of Gävle.
The research programme “Societal transformation with a focus on climate” shows a strong ability to advance the crucial transition to a fair fossil-free future. The consortium is very competent and includes a strong commitment from various civil society organizations, according to Mistra.