COP26 Briefings

This briefing series aims to raise awareness of the importance of the humanities and the social sciences in understanding the complex human and social dimensions to environmental challenges and their solutions.
Ongoing
Knowledge Frontiers
International

Introduction

The British Academy's COP26 Briefings Series aims to raise awareness of the importance of the humanities and the social sciences in understanding the complex human and social dimensions to environmental challenges and their solutions. We are convening our community, bridging sectors and disciplines, integrating insights to help inform policy, and encouraging interdisciplinary learning.

Publications

Climate litigation as climate activism: what works?

by Kim Bouwer and Joana Setzer

This briefing examines post-Paris Agreement 2015 legal mobilisation, discussing the who, why, how and what for of this new wave of activity.

Policy pathways to accelerate transitions to zero-carbon economies

by Katharina Rietig

This briefing outlines how responsible policies for transitioning to a zero-carbon economy can address the climate crisis and offer co-benefits for addressing the other challenges.

Young people and climate change

by Anna Barford, Rachel Proefke, Anthony Mugeere, and Barbara Stocking

This briefing connects the structural disadvantage experienced by many young people in low- and middle-income countries, to the upheaval, uncertainty and stress caused by climate change.

From asking why to thinking how: emerging challenges for urban climate action

by Vanesa Castán Broto and Linda Westman

This briefing connects the structural disadvantage experienced by many young people in low- and middle-income countries, to the upheaval, uncertainty and stress caused by climate change.

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