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Local articulations of climate action in Swedish forest contexts
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0462-8527
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2038-0437
Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9645-9208
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0067-8877
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2023 (English)In: Environmental Science and Policy, ISSN 1462-9011, E-ISSN 1873-6416, Vol. 151, article id 103626Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Local actors are recognized as key drivers for climate action. Making climate change relevant and possible to act on in local contexts is thus a critical undertaking for both researchers and society at large. Connecting climate change to people’s known surroundings and experiences, and framing climate action in relation to everyday practices in the local context, might then be crucial to making climate change relevant and actionable on the local level. In this paper, we explore the potential of forests to serve as such a connection. We have worked in close collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders in two case study locations in Sweden to explore potential courses of action for local climate action in relation to forests. We critically analyze these local articulations of climate action and examine the assumptions underlying them, with the aim to assess the effects and consequences of different problem representations. Our results illustrate the challenges of thinking and acting outside of the prevalent business-as-usual or more-of-everything discourses, of recognizing the importance of politics and choice, and of overcoming perceived barriers to action. We find tensions in the allocation of responsibility in both time and space – but also potential room for more local action in assumptions of un- or underused potential for political and civil action on the local level.

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Elsevier, 2023. Vol. 151, article id 103626
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Local climate action, Forest stakeholders, Participatory backcasting, Problem representations, Policy goals and targets
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-216822DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2023.103626Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85177193121OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-216822DiVA, id: diva2:1812821
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Bring down the sky to the earth: how to use forests to open up for constructive climate change pathways in local context
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2017-01956Forestry Reseach Insitute of SwedenAvailable from: 2023-11-17 Created: 2023-11-17 Last updated: 2023-11-30Bibliographically approved

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