New Project: “Decision-making behaviour and strategies in a changing climate: A case study of the Swedish forestry sector”
Published on July 10 2014
ESRC Researchers, Ryan Plummer and Julia Baird are collaborating with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) on a new project titled “Decision-making Behaviour and Strategies in a Changing Climate: A Case Study of the Swedish Forestry Sector”. This project is funded by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra).
The project, led by the SEI, focuses on climate adaptation processes and specifically on climate change adaptation knowledge production and mobilization by 6000 forestry stakeholders in Sweden.
The end goal of this project is to provide insights into the role of social networks and leadership in enabling stakeholders in the Swedish forestry sector to reduce their vulnerability to climate risks and enhance the capacity to adapt to climate change.
ESRC researchers will contribute expertise in adaptive governance and social network analysis. Their contributions will offer insights into how knowledge flows among stakeholders, and how the structure of stakeholders’ network (who they communicate with in relation to decisions related to their forestry practices) links to adaptive capacity for climate change. Plummer and Baird began working on this project last month, and will conclude their involvement in March, 2015.
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From left to right: Johan Kuylenstierna, Åsa Gerger Swartling, Ryan Plummer, and Jakob Granit Missing from photo: Julia Baird