Is there a place for the humanities in climate change policy?

Something I wrote for the Centre for Science and Policy’s annual conference write up – where I am currently interning.

Centre for Science and Policy

Written by Sarah Connors, CSaP Policy Intern.

Last week’s CSaP annual conference featured a discussion on the multiple dimensions of climate change with a particular focus on the incorporation of the humanities. This session, chaired by Professor James Wilsdon, a lecturer in science policy at the University of Sussex welcomed three speakers from backgrounds in both academia and the private sector.

To listen to a recording of this session, click here: //sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1957893/embed

“Issues of equality, justice and fairness arise with respect to mitigation” – IPCC

Arthur Petersen, Professor of Science, Technology and Public Policy, kicked off the talks by discussing his experiences with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He observed the processes as a Philosophical Observer for the Dutch Government. Intergovernmental processes require the collaboration, negotiation and compromise of representatives across all work fields. Professor Petersen stated that although the IPCC has little input on…

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