Degrees of Possibility: Igniting Social Knowledge around Climate Change
On Monday 6 December 2010, 110 participants attended the workshop 'Degrees of Possibility: Igniting Social Knowledge around Climate Change' in Wellington, New Zealand. Organised by the New Zealand Climate Change Centre, the workshop sought to identify the potential role the New Zealand social science community can play in understanding climate change and to develop key research questions and themes.
This webpage contains presentations and related information from the workshop. A full copy of the workshop report can be downloaded as a PDF by clicking on the links below. Please contact the NZCCC if you would like a complimentary hard copy of the report.
The 'Degrees of Possibility: Igniting Social Knowledge around Climate Change Workshop Report' was completed in June 2011. Authored by Karen Cronin, Brendan Doody and Alison Greenaway it also includes key contributions from Richard Le Heron, Janet Bornman, Matthew Henry, Amanda Wolf and Nick Lewis. The report presents a unique New Zealand take on the current state of social knowledge around climate change, highlights key questions that need to be addressed and potential processes for future engagement and interdisciplinary collaboration.
The report provides a background to the workshop, summaries of the keynote presentations and a record of the ideas developed in the discussion groups and observations of the day. It also includes a summary of ideas for social research and suggests an approach for integrating social science into the wider research agenda on climate change.
Download Workshop Report:
Workshop presentations and related information:
Presentation: Professor Elizabeth Shove (Lancaster University) 'Beyond the ABC: How social science can help climate change policy'
Related (new) Publication:
Authored by Niki Harré, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland