Intersectionality and Climate Policy Making: Ways Forward to a Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Welfare State
About the project
C limate issues are salient on the political agenda and governmental institutions are deeply involved in developing policies with significant distributive effects for the future. Proposed strategies tend to focus on technical and economic solutions while research stresses the importance of social inclusion to achieve a climate transition in line with current environmental and sustainability objectives. C limate change is entangled with intersectional power dynamics – e.g. gender, class, ethnicity, and geographical location – but the recognition of such factors in climate policy-making have hitherto been limited and efforts to do so remain scant.
The project aims to explore how climate policy-makers in government agencies work with social inclusion and also how intersectional aspects relate to climate policy-making in the local context of three municipalities; Malmö, Gothenburg and Stockholm. The project will develop guidelines and on-line pedagogical material for climate policy-makers about intersectional climate relevant social factors so they may develop socially inclusive and just climate policies in line with Agenda 2030. The findings of the project will also contribute to advancing theory and methodology on intersectional climate policy.