Strategic Narratives for Climate Change

The scientific case for climate change has been made, and solutions for reducing emissions are now readily available. However, there is a significant action gap between what the scientific evidence shows must be done to prevent the worst impacts of climate change, and what we are currently doing.

This programme is working on the basis that it is the social and political dimensions of implementing the solutions to the climate change problem that are at the heart of this action gap and that the development of strategic narratives is key in unlocking this action and creating momentum.

Downloads: Research Papers

Bevan, L.D., Colley, T., and Workman, M.H.W., 2020.
Climate change strategic narratives in the United Kingdom: Emergency, Extinction, Effectiveness.
Energy Research and Social Science.

Bushell, S., Workman, M.H.W., and Colley, T., 2016.
Towards unifying narrative for climate change.
Grantham Briefing Note No 18 April 2016.

Heap et al., 2014 – Engaging the public in the transformation of the energy system. Recommends the need for a Strategic Narrative and the importance of engaging with the public.
Energy Research Partnership Report, dated May 2014.

Links: Research Papers

Bushell, S., Satre-Buisson, G., Workman, M.H.W., and Colley, T., 2017.
Strategic narratives in climate change: Towards a unifying narrative to address the action gap on climate change. June 2017.
Energy Research and Social Science.

Bushell, S., Colley, T., and Workman, M.H.W., 2015.
A unified narrative for climate change, October 2015.
Nature Climate Change.

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