Democracy and the Challenges of Climate Change

14:00 - 15:30 CEST In the run-up to the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, International IDEA is hosting a webinar to launch the discussion paper on Democracy and the Challenges of Climate Change, written by Daniel Lindvall. The webinar will discuss what innovations, policies and actions are available to democracies to successfully tackle climate change as well as the policy recommendations of the discussion paper and starts exploring a range of tangible solutions and policy recommendations that could enable democracies to accelerate the climate action required to meet their Paris Agreement commitments.

Overcoming Climate Denial – Strategies for countering different forms of denial

16:00 - 17:30 UTC A workshop at COP26 inside the Nordic Pavilion hosted by Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, Sweden. Science denial is a serious bottleneck for climate policymaking, which has been seen in the past as well as recently in the aftermath of IPCC 6AR. The aim of this workshop is to more fully describe climate denial, elaborate on counteractive strategies and host joint dialogue between researchers and policymakers. Facilitator: Isabel Baudish Speakers: Daniel Lindvall, PhD Sociology Ruth E. McKie, PhD Criminology Mikael Karlsson, Associate Professor Climate Change Leadership Read more:

Nordic Climate Leadership – Drivers, barriers and opportunities on the road to and from Glasgow.

9:00 - 10:00 UTC The Nordic countries have long been climate policy pioneers. But what are the associated drivers, barriers and results, and how can the remaining gaps within targets be bridged? This workshop explores how lessons learned can be of value outside the Nordic Countries, and what can be learnt from efforts elsewhere. Speakers: Mikael Karlsson, Associate Professor Climate Change Leadership

Fair Climate Transformation Governance – Interlinking carbon budgets, fair governance and COP26

09:00 - 10:30 UTC How can societies transform in order to fit within carbon budgets? This seminar describes Paris Agreement-based carbon budgets as a foundation for discussing the merits and shortcomings of various governance strategies, including potential COP26 outcomes, with a focus on social fairness and effectiveness in meeting climate targets.  While much is known about technological change and economic opportunities, it is far from well understood what citizens consider to be fair transformations and how governance systems can realise such expectations. This project draws on early insights from a new major research project (FAIRTRANS) as well as on experiences from a wide ranging panel. Facilitators: Jens Ergon and Isabel Baudish Speakers: Professor Kevin Anderson Professor Doreen Stabinsky Associate Professor Mikael Karlsson Mikael Leyi Clair Stockwell Jytte Guteland Karin Lexén