The plight of climate change vulnerable countries is one of the most pertinent issues in the UN climate negotiations and the realization of the ultimate goal of the Paris agreement.

This project explores intersections between personal, practical and political perspectives on societal transformations to address climate change and attain global sustainable development goals, as well as explorations of lived experiences of climate changes and their implications for people’s lives and health. The project will have its empirical focus on Pacific Island states, and focuses on research questions related to experienced health, risk, security and justice.

The project brings together perspectives that so far rarely have been combined: phenomenological philosophy that allows for examinations of embodied subjectivity and lived experiences, sense-making analysis of coping strategies and practices for instigating change, and political economy analysis of how income, wealth, and both material and non-material resources are distributed.

Research Leaders: Kristin Zeiler, Victoria Wibeck, Björn-Ola Linnér