New research on socially inclusive climate policy


Formas has granted close to SEK 10 million to the new research project Intersectionality and Climate Policy Making: toward a socially inclusive welfare state. Annica Kronsell, professor in environmental social science at the School of Global Studies, will lead the project.

The project aims to explore how Swedish climate policy makers understand social differences and how a more inclusive climate policy can be achieved.

“Strategies for reaching, for example, the goal of a fossil-free welfare state cannot only focus on technology developments – there is also a need for an understanding of how strategies can improve by considering the social dimensions of climate change,” said Annica Kronsell.

“Achieving this goal demands considerable action and collaboration among national and local institutions, which need to be coordinated with efforts to achieve other SDGs, for positive synergies to arise and to avoid conflicting objectives. Combating poverty, increased equality, and achieving peace and justice are examples of SDGs that relate to climate change and will be addressed in this project,” said Annica Kronsell.

Med i projektet är även Gunnhildur Magnusdottir, docent vid Malmö universitet, Benedict Singleton postdoktor och Nanna Rask doktorand. Projektet kommer pågå under fyra år, från december 2018 till 2022.

Gunnhildur Magnusdottir, associate professor at Malmö University, Benedict Singleton, post-doctor, and Nanna Rask, PhD Student, at the School of Global Studies will also work in the project. The project will run for a period of four years starting in December 2018.

Read a longer interview with Annica Kronsell on our Swedish website.

Information and contact details

Annica Kronsell, professor in environmental social science at the School of Global Studies.

Formas is a Swedish Research Council for sustainable development.