GUNNHILDUR LILY MAGNUSDOTTIR
PhD in political science, Associate professor in Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, Sweden, Political science, international relations, environmental politics
I am a researcher in a 4 year long research project, with researchers both from the University of Gothenburg and Malmö University in Sweden. The project is titled: Intersectionality and climate policy-making: Ways towards a socially inclusive and sustainable welfare state and it is financed by the Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development.
Below is a short description of the project, which seems relevant for WISER. “Climate 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. Climate 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”.