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Magnusdottir, Gunnhildur LilyORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8583-9504
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Magnusdottir, G. L. & Kronsell, A. (2024). Climate institutions matter: The challenges of making gender-sensitive and inclusive climate policies. Cooperation and Conflict
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climate institutions matter: The challenges of making gender-sensitive and inclusive climate policies
2024 (English)In: Cooperation and Conflict, ISSN 0010-8367, E-ISSN 1460-3691Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Climate institutions such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with its expert panel the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the European Union, as well as national and local authorities in various sectors (such as transport, industry, energy, and agriculture), play a central role in developing and enacting climate strategies. Climate institutions, particularly in the Global North, have however been slow in their recognition of gender and other climate-relevant social aspects. With the help of feminist institutionalism, we analyze the contemporary climate regime and how it deals with gender and social differences, asking how climate institutions, originating in the Global North, organize bodies and institutionalize gender norms and relations. The main aim is to highlight existing institutional inertia and obstacles to transformative institutional practices that are needed for just and inclusive climate policies. The article is conceptual with examples drawn from institutional literature as well as empirical research on the United Nations, the European Union, and states in the Global North. We conclude that there is an increasing recognition of the gendered effects of climate change particularly in terms of the need for diverse representation in decision making. Institutional inertia, in particular path-dependent policy-making in climate institutions, however makes gender often invisible or associated with women only and therefore remains a major obstacle for the realization of inclusive and equal climate policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2024
Keywords
Global climate governance, gender, climate justice, representation, climate institutions, institutionalism
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66081 (URN)10.1177/00108367241230011 (DOI)001169535400001 ()2-s2.0-85185504065 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-01704Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2024-02-23 Created: 2024-02-23 Last updated: 2024-03-28Bibliographically approved
Magnusdottir, G. L. & Widengård, M. (2024). Sweden´s conflicting green leadership in the European Union. European Politics and Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden´s conflicting green leadership in the European Union
2024 (English)In: European Politics and Society, ISSN 2374-5118, E-ISSN 2374-5126Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article examines the nuanced dynamics of green leadership within the European Union (EU), focusing on Sweden. Sweden has long been heralded as an exemplar of environmental and climate leadership within the European Union as well as a frontrunner in the adoption of green policies, notably in the realms of bioenergy and biofuels. However, its leadership stance has come under scrutiny due to the inherent conflicts within green initiatives, often referred to as ‘green-green dilemmas’ that arise when environmental actions, despite their sustainable intentions, clash over competing interests. Drawing on a variety of sources we delve into the complexities surrounding Sweden's green leadership. The article highlights how Sweden’s enthusiastic endorsement of bioenergy and biofuels, integral to its climate action strategy, has sparked debates and raised questions about Sweden´s perceived green leadership within the European Union. Sweden's approach to navigating these conflicts, alongside its efforts to negotiate and balance economic interests with environmental ambitions, offers a compelling insight into the challenges of maintaining green leadership in the face of conflicting green agendas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2024
Keywords
Green leadership, Swedish reputation, negotiation style, European Union, EU climate and sustainability politics, forest member states
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-67025 (URN)10.1080/23745118.2024.2345689 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2019-02023
Available from: 2024-04-30 Created: 2024-04-30 Last updated: 2024-05-02Bibliographically approved
Melin, A., Magnusdottir, G. L. & Baard, P. (2023). Deltagande rättvisebedömningar av energiscenarier: Teori och empiriska resultat. Malmö: Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deltagande rättvisebedömningar av energiscenarier: Teori och empiriska resultat
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Denna rapport beskriver den teoretiska bakgrunden till och resultaten från fyra workshopar om energiscenarier och rättvisa som genomfördes i Stockholm och Malmö från och med november 2021 och till och med december 2022. Deltagarna var representanter för myndigheter, miljöorganisationer, organisationer för olika kraftslag, fackföreningar och politiska partier. Under workshoparna diskuterade deltagarna olika energiscenarier ur ett rättviseperspektiv, vilka beskrev den framtida energiproduktionen och energikonsumtionen för Sverige respektive Skåne.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö universitet, 2023. p. 32
Keywords
energiscenarier rättvisa deltagande metoder
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Sustainable studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59470 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 48463-1
Available from: 2023-05-12 Created: 2023-05-12 Last updated: 2023-08-24Bibliographically approved
Melin, A. & Magnusdottir, G. L. (2023). Energiscenarier och rättvisa: Sammanfattning och policyrekommendationer. Malmö: Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Energiscenarier och rättvisa: Sammanfattning och policyrekommendationer
2023 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö universitet, 2023. p. 10
Keywords
energiscenarier rättvisa
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Sustainable studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64293 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 48463-1
Available from: 2023-12-12 Created: 2023-12-12 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Magnusdottir, G. L. (2023). Icelandic Climate Politics: Ways Forward to a Green Welfare State?. In: Michael Kaeding; Johannes Pollak; Paul Schmidt (Ed.), Climate Change and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals (pp. 139-142). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Icelandic Climate Politics: Ways Forward to a Green Welfare State?
2023 (English)In: Climate Change and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals / [ed] Michael Kaeding; Johannes Pollak; Paul Schmidt, Cham: Springer, 2023, p. 139-142Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Various overlapping crises, climate change, conflicts around the world along with the COVID-19 pandemic seem to be symptomatic of this current era. All serve to highlight the commonalities of crises and how social differences such as age, class, gender, location, and education mean that not all people are affected in the same way. An exploration of Iceland’s climate goals demonstrates that social differences, are recognised to some extent and arguably more than in the European green deal. Iceland however needs to further address challenges related to heavy emitting industries, car-centrism, as well as tensions between urban and rural areas in the context of a sustainable future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2023
Series
The Future of Europe, ISSN 2731-3379, E-ISSN 2731-3387
Keywords
Climate Change, EU, justice, crisis discourse, social differences
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-59002 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-23328-9_31 (DOI)978-3-031-23328-9 (ISBN)978-3-031-23327-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-03-30 Created: 2023-03-30 Last updated: 2023-03-31Bibliographically approved
Baard, P., Melin, A. & Magnusdottir, G. L. (2023). Justice in energy transition scenarios: Perspectives from Swedish energy politics. Etikk i praksis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Justice in energy transition scenarios: Perspectives from Swedish energy politics
2023 (English)In: Etikk i praksis, ISSN 1890-3991, E-ISSN 1890-4009Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this article we justify why justice ought to be considered in scenarios of energy transitions, stipulate what dimensions should reasonably be considered, and investigate whether such considerations are taken in Swedish parliamentary debates on energy policies. Through interviews we investigated how Swedish parliamentary politicians think through justice in energy transitions, providing a practical perspective. We conclude that while there is some overlap between minimal conditions for energy justice and the issues brought forward by Swedish politicians,several issues are omitted. Examples include procedural justice and recognizing Sámi interests. On the other hand, principles of energy justice omit economic issues, which are however often brought up by respondents. It can be argued that justice issues, and not only the technical and economic issues that currently dominate the political debate, should be considered in energy transitions. It is therefore unfortunate that questions about justice are not adequately recognized by Swedish members of parliament, as outlined here by interview results. Stronger conclusions would require more empirical work, but the article points out several discrepancies between the topics discussed in the research literature on energy policies, and the topics discussed by elected parliamentarians having a specific focus on energy policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Library, 2023
Keywords
Energy justice, energy transitions, Swedish energy policies, climate justice
National Category
Ethics
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64634 (URN)10.5324/eip.v17i2.5026 (DOI)001167374200003 ()
Available from: 2023-12-20 Created: 2023-12-20 Last updated: 2024-03-26Bibliographically approved
Melin, A., Magnusdottir, G. L. & Baard, P. (2022). Energy Politics and Justice: An Ecofeminist Ethical Analysis of the Swedish Parliamentarian Debate. Ethics, Policy & Environment
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Energy Politics and Justice: An Ecofeminist Ethical Analysis of the Swedish Parliamentarian Debate
2022 (English)In: Ethics, Policy & Environment, ISSN 2155-0085, E-ISSN 2155-0093Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

We contribute to the scientific debate by studying the storylines, discourses and related normative judgments in parliamentary motions by private members of the Swedish parliament from the time period 2010–2019. The paper makes use of an ecofeminist theoretical framework to problematize these storylines, discourses and normative judgments. We conclude that the focus in the material is on economic and technical issues, while issues of justice play a marginal role. None of the important dimensions of energy justice are adequately considered and many of the dominant storylines and discourses are based on the implicit assumption that issues of justice are insignificant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
Energy politics, energy justice, storylines, discourse analysiss, ecofeminism
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Global politics; Sustainable studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54813 (URN)10.1080/21550085.2022.2115752 (DOI)000851585800001 ()2-s2.0-85138294122 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Energiscenarier och rättvisa – en fallstudie av Sverige
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2022-09-08 Created: 2022-09-08 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Singleton, B., Rask, N., Magnusdottir, G. L. & Kronsell, A. (2022). Intersectionality and climate policy-making: The inclusion of social difference by three Swedish government agencies. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 40(1), 180-200
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Intersectionality and climate policy-making: The inclusion of social difference by three Swedish government agencies
2022 (English)In: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, ISSN 2399-6544, E-ISSN 2399-6552, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 180-200Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Climate change effects, views and approaches vary based on geographical location, class, gender, age and other climate related social factors. It is thus relevant to explore how various government bodies/authorities involved in dealing with climate change represent and act on social difference across diverse societies. This article performs a discourse analysis of climate policy documents from three Swedish government agencies: the Transport Administration, the Energy Agency, and the Environmental Protection Agency. This in order to explore how the different agencies represent social difference: what is made visible; what is obscured; what are the impli-cations? We collected a purposive, collated sample of literature through online searches and personal communications with agency staff. We apply an intersectional approach to the sampled literature. The article finds that while each agency articulates an awareness of social difference, this tends to manifest in broad terms. It argues that this has the effect of obscuring differential climate impacts and effects of climate action, with potential environmental justice implications. Finally, the article concludes by proposing that incorporating intersectional approaches will support more effective, inclusive and equitable climate action, in Sweden and elsewhere.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
Climate policy, intersectionality, social difference, environmental justice, Sweden
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-41679 (URN)10.1177/23996544211005778 (DOI)000638975600001 ()2-s2.0-85104343479 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Intersectionality and Climate Policy Making: Ways Forward to a Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Welfare State: https://www.mah.se/Forskning/Sok-pagaende-forskning/Klimatpolitik-och-intersektionalitet-vagar-fram-till-en-socialt-inkluderande-hallbarhet/
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2018-01704
Available from: 2021-04-09 Created: 2021-04-09 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Melin, A., Magnusdottir, G. L. & Baard, P. (2022). Politiska åtgärder som underlättar hög energikonsumtion är problematiska ur ett rättviseperspektiv. Sydsvenskan (2022-09-04)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politiska åtgärder som underlättar hög energikonsumtion är problematiska ur ett rättviseperspektiv
2022 (Swedish)In: Sydsvenskan, ISSN 1652-814X, no 2022-09-04Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: , 2022
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Sustainable studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-54966 (URN)
Projects
Energiscenarier och rättvisa – en fallstudie av Sverige
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2022-09-17 Created: 2022-09-17 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Kronsell, A., Magnusdottir, G. L., Rask, N. & Singleton, B. (2021). An Intersectional Exploration of Climate Institutions. In: Jeannie Sowers, Stacy D. VanDeveer, and Erika Weinthal (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Politics: (pp. 1-21). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An Intersectional Exploration of Climate Institutions
2021 (English)In: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Politics / [ed] Jeannie Sowers, Stacy D. VanDeveer, and Erika Weinthal, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021, p. 1-21Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Governing bodies at different levels are authoritative institutions and civil servants/policy-makers are key actors in realizing global and national climate objectives. They have largely failed to create effective, legitimate, democratic, and just policies. This is problematic in light of research that views the climate transition as a social and behavioral concern and stresses the importance of paying attention to social effects in policy-making. The authors explore the Swedish climate institutions: the Environmental Protection Agency, the Traffic Administration, the Energy Agency, and the Innovation Agency. They analyzed key policy documents and 31 interviews questions on how social issues are understood and dealt with in institutional practices. The authors confirmed that emphasis has been on technological innovations and economic incentives. Although policy-makers recognize the relevance of social concerns, efforts to date seem insufficient. The main challenge is how to incorporate such concerns when action is restricted by institutional path dependencies. The authors’ approach starts in feminist institutionalism and adds intersectionality in an analytical lens that helps explore how power relations are embedded within climate institutions and can explain their effects. Insights are that power relations are context-specific and situated in a certain place and time. The authors’ method of how to pursue contextually sensitive and situated analyses of complex intersections of power can be used across contexts in further comparative studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021
Series
Oxford Handbooks
Keywords
Government agencies, intersectionality, climate governance, path-dependence, equality, equity, social justice, Sweden
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44819 (URN)10.1093/oxfordhb/9780197515037.013.18 (DOI)2-s2.0-85125755934 (Scopus ID)9780197515068 (ISBN)9780197515037 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2021-08-13 Created: 2021-08-13 Last updated: 2023-12-27Bibliographically approved
Projects
Intersectionality and Climate Policy Making: Ways Forward to a Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Welfare State; Publications
Magnusdottir, G. L. & Kronsell, A. (2024). Climate institutions matter: The challenges of making gender-sensitive and inclusive climate policies. Cooperation and Conflict
Just Fossil-free Fuels: Can we equitably manage biofuels?; Publications
Magnusdottir, G. L. & Widengård, M. (2024). Sweden´s conflicting green leadership in the European Union. European Politics and Society
Energy scenarios and justice – a case study of Sweden; Malmö University; Publications
Melin, A. & Magnusdottir, G. L. (2023). Energiscenarier och rättvisa: Sammanfattning och policyrekommendationer. Malmö: Malmö universitetBaard, P., Melin, A. & Magnusdottir, G. L. (2023). Justice in energy transition scenarios: Perspectives from Swedish energy politics. Etikk i praksis
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