Environment, natural resources and climate change
The ENRCC group was formed in 2015 and welcomes a broad range of interests related to the environment and development. These may include a focus on different types of renewable natural resources (water, forests, fisheries, etc.), different analytical perspectives (political economy, political ecology, institutional, common property theory, governance etc.), a concern with the relationships between poverty and the environment and analyses of climate change and development.
Areas of activity include:
- Workshops and seminars
- Panel proposals to the DSA Conference
- Sharing of conference and workshop calls
- Contributions to edited books
Those interested in getting involved in the group should contact the group convenor with contact information and information on their areas of interest. Ideas for group activities and collaborations are very welcomed.
Clare Barnes, University of Edinburgh & Brock Bersaglio, University of Birmingham
c.barnes(AT)ed.ac.uk and b.d.bersaglio(AT)bham.ac.uk
February 2020, ECCI, University of Edinburgh
Making Interdisciplinarity work in Environmental Change Research
Jointly organised by: Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes, University of Edinburgh & DSA’s Environment, Natural Resources and Climate Change Study Group
- How do interdisciplinary teams create a common problem understanding and research approach across disciplines? And how do they convey this in research proposals?
- How can relationships be built within interdisciplinary teams? This includes paying attention to the intersections of discipline, seniority, Global North/South, gender and other power dynamics, as well as to the time taken to develop constructive collaborations
- How can interdisciplinary teams work together to create ‘impact’? What do we consider to be the impacts of interdisciplinary research projects?
- Building on points 1-3, what lessons are there for funding applications and wider institutional structures?
May 2017, University of Birmingham
Analysing natural resource governance: learning from contrasting approaches
Organised by Fiona Nunan, International Development Department, University of Birmingham, and Mikkel Funder, Danish Institute for International Studies
Several of the contributions were subsequently included in the Governing Renewable Natural Resources: Theories and frameworks (edited by F. Nunan), published in 2020 by Routledge.
Making Climate Compatible Development Happen
This edited volume, published by Routledge, contains chapters by members of the study group and is co-branded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (cdkn.org). The genesis of the Making Climate Compatible Development Happen began with a panel session at the DSA conference in 2013, at which several of the contributors to the volume presented. The volume is edited by Fiona Nunan.