TRANSFORMING LOCAL CLIMATE ADAPTATION ORGANIZATION
Local strategies and policies are key in climate adaptation, although research shows significant barriers to progress. Sweden, often seen as progressive in climate change issues, has struggled in adopting a sufficient local climate adaptation organization. CNDS fellow Mikael Granberg (Karlstad University) and his colleague Ann-Catrin Kristianssen took a deeper look at this issue. In their article, they de-scribe and analyze the climate adaptation organization in 13 Swedish municipalities from five perspectives: problem framing, administra-tive and political agency, administrative and political structures, mea-sures and solutions, and the role of learning.
NATURAL HAZARDS AS POLITICAL EVENTS
CNDS fellow, Frederike Albrecht (Swedish Defence University), explores how disasters are framed and politicised in the media to provide a systematic assessment of discursive dynamics and exter-nal political contexts of natural hazards. Two similar natural hazard events, the United Kingdom floods of 2005 and 2015, are investi-gated by means of a content analysis and a political claims analysis.
The results of the study illustrate the importance of broader political contexts, even those essentially unrelated to the natural hazard, for the politicisation of a disaster.
CONTRIBUTION TO AGU'S VOLUME ON CRUSTAL MAGMATIC SYSTEMS
A new book "Crustal Magmatic System Evolution: Anatomy, Architecture, and Physico-Chemical Processes" has been published in AGU’s Geophysical Monograph Series. The book presents an overview of crustal magmatic systems and explores variations within these systems through analytical, experimental, and numerical approaches.
Our fellow, Abigail Barker (Uppsala University) and co-authors have contributed with chapter 3 of this book on the topic of magma storage at Ocean Islands, with insights from Cape Verde.
GLOBAL AUTHORITY ON CLIMATE CHANGE
CNDS Deputy Chair, Charles Parker (Uppsala University) and CNDS fellow, Eric Paglia (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) have written a chapter on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), its impact after 30 years, and the challenges it faces in terms of its legitimacy and authority. They concluded that the Panel has had a powerful impact to date on creating public awareness around the problem of climate change, putting the issue of climate change on the political agenda, and contributing to the creation of global agreements to address climate change.