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Climate Histories Discussion

Discussion chaired by Dr Hildegard Diemberger and Dr Heather Cruickshank - Alison Richard Building
When Oct 22, 2014
from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
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- What is, and what 'should be', the relationship between academia and activism in the context of climate change?
- How can academics better influence the politics and policy of climate change?
- How can we better involve the local communities in which we work? (For e.g. how effective were Susan Crate's 'climate change booklets' distributed to local community members?)
- How can we, and should we, work more closely with non-governmental organisations?
- How can we publish the results of our research to articulate our findings outside our own disciplinary boundaries?

Cambridge Interdisciplinary Research on the Environment is a group that was initiated through a seminar series funded by CRASSH in 2011. This series was co-convened by the Departments of Social Anthropology, Geography, and the Engineering Department's Centre for Sustainable Development.

The series brought together people from a range of academic and non-academic backgrounds including the sciences, arts, humanities, and social sciences, and those working within policy, industry, activism, education, and media. The series has run each year since culminating in the Paris 2015: Climate Histories Seminar Series. 

The connections and networks made through the discussions in this series formed the backdrop against which some funding bids were developed and the projects that resulted are also featured on this site.