Overcoming Obstacles to Climate Change Mitigation: a cross-cutting approach by human and social sciences


The conference “Overcoming Obstacles to Climate Change Mitigation: a cross-cutting approach by human and social sciences” will take place on 23-24 May 2024, in Louvain-la-Neuve, (Place Montesquieu 2, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve) Belgium, and online.

For more information: Conference – 2O2cm (change4climate.eu)

Languages of the conference: English and French

Programme of the Conference available here: Programme – 2O2cm (change4climate.eu)

Register for the Conference here: Registration – 2O2cm (change4climate.eu)

The interdisciplinary research project “Overcoming Obstacles and Disincentives to Climate Change Mitigation” (2o2cm, https://change4climate.eu/), funded by JPI Climate, has the transformative aim to improve the scientific understanding of why societies remain partially indifferent to the risks of climate change, and to understand how multimodal devices and recommendations can convert apathy into action. We investigate the active and essential role of language, narrative, and discourses in shaping citizens’ beliefs and actions, through the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration between linguistics, semiotics, anthropology and social psychological approaches. The project develops a practical tool in the form of an open-source toolbox platform, providing prototypes and resources to citizens, public decision-takers, and non-governmental organisations on climate change communication strategies. The project focuses on Belgium, France, and Norway.


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