What do we know about environmental communication that we did not know a year ago? On May 20th, we’ll take stock of the insights that are beginning to emerge from our work within Mistra Environmental Communication.
The afternoon will include a range of short talks, presenting first findings from different parts of the programme, as well as discussions.
Discussions in small groups will explore the findings and emerging themes, also in relation to the work that is planned or still ongoing and practical implications of the findings.
You are welcome to just join for the speedtalks or to stay on for the discussion – as you prefer!
Some of the presentations may be recorded.
Time: 14:00 - 16:30 (CEST)
Meeting ID: 645 7801 7350
The programme will be updated continuously.
This talk will present material from a series of focus groups where practitioners have discussed stories of interactions with citizens in the planning of the district Gottsunda in Uppsala. It outlines initial findings considering the question how dialogue experts make sense of their use of power in such dialogues with citizens. Our findings show that while experts are reflexive and critical about their use of power, they find it difficult to justify this usage.
Kaisa Raitio and Annette Löf
The WP1 case study on natural resource management in Sápmi investigates the conditions for dialogue processes between forestry and Sámi reindeer herding. In our talk we present an analytical approach that combines three perspectives: 1) the recognition of reindeer herding communities as right-holders and hence the need for rights-based dialogues; 2) a systemic approach that recognizes the structural causes of the forestry-reindeer conflicts and analyses dialogue processes in their regulatory context; and 3) an agonistic approach that looks at the power relations and conflict dynamics within and outside the dialogue processes to assess the constructive potential of current dialogues as a planning and governing tool.
Jutta Haider and Malte Rödl
Delaney Harness and Julius Klingelhöfer
Shiv Ganesh and Nitha Palakshappa
Lars Hallgren and Sanja Vujicic
Professor in Environmental Communication
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Division of Environmental Communication, Department of Urban and Rural Development