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Title [sv]
Klimatpolitik och intersektionalitet: vägar fram till en socialt inkluderande hållbarhet
Title [en]
Intersectionality and Climate Policy Making: Ways Forward to a Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Welfare State
Abstract [sv]

Det klimatpolitiska ramverket ger riktlinjer för omställningen mot ett fossilfritt samhälle men bör samordnas med övriga hållbarhetsmål för att nå positiva synergieffekter. Studien fokuserar på flera hållbarhetsmål i Agenda 2030 och ryms inom ramen för forskning om hur statliga institutioner kan styra mot klimatmål och hållbarhet på ett effektivt sätt. Problemet är att strategier för att uppnå målet om en fossilfri välfärdsstat nästan uteslutande fokuserar på teknikutveckling medan forskning visar tydligt på klimatförändringarnas sociala dimensioner. Utsläpp av växthusgaser, sårbarhet och attityder till klimatfrågan varierar mellan samhällsgrupper, definierade av skillnader till exempel i kön, klass, ras och geografisk plats.

Vårt projekt undersöker orsakerna till att rättvisefrågor inte integrerats i svensk klimatpolicy med syftet att bidra med ökad kompetensen på detta område. I projektet kommer vi att studera och samarbeta med Naturvårdsverket, Energimyndigheten, Trafikverket och Vinnova samt följer upp klimatarbetet i tre kommuner, Malmö, Stockholm och Göteborg. Projektet kombinerar intersektionalitet och feministisk institutionell teori som teoretiskt ramverk och använder innovativa metoder för materialinsamling och analys i ett strukturerat forskningssamarbete mellan juniora och seniora forskare. Forskningsresultaten ger ett viktigt bidrag till myndigheternas klimatarbete samt till forskningen i termer av teori- och metodutveckling.

Abstract [en]

C limate issues are salient on the political agenda and governmental institutions are deeply involved in developing policies with significant distributive effects for  the future. Proposed strategies tend to focus on technical and economic solutions while research stresses the importance of social inclusion to achieve a climate transition in line with current environmental and sustainability objectives. C limate change is entangled with intersectional power dynamics – e.g. gender, class, ethnicity, and geographical location – but the recognition of such factors in climate policy-making have hitherto been limited and efforts  to do so remain scant.

The project aims to explore how climate policy-makers in government agencies work with social inclusion and also how intersectional aspects relate to climate policy-making in the local context of three municipalities; Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm. The project will develop guidelines and on-line pedagogical material for climate policy-makers about intersectional climate relevant social factors so they may develop socially inclusive and just climate policies in line with Agenda 2030. The findings of the project will also contribute to advancing theory and methodology on intersectional climate policy.

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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
Co-InvestigatorMagnusdottir, Gunnhildur Lily
Principal InvestigatorKronsell, Annica
Co-InvestigatorKaijser, Anna
Funder
Period
2019-01-01 - 2022-12-31
National Category
Globalisation Studies
Identifiers
DiVA, id: project:3037

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