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Focus areas

Mistra Environmental Communication addresses five major fields of environmental communication practice. Additionally, cross-cutting strands of work integrate insights across focus areas.

Dialogues in governance for sustainability

Dialogue-based governance is a promising but challenging way to involve actors with diverse perspectives. We develop knowledge about the role of power and conflict in dialogue processes and ways to constructively deal with these.

A handshake outdoors, photo.


"Traditional" individual- and lifestyle-focused communication in consumption contexts is a point of departure for expanding on such models. Environmental psychology and theories on social interaction, identity formation and practices are combined in new research.

Shoppingcarts in a row. Photo.

Knowledge co-production for sustainability transformations

We research knowledge co-production to enable new kinds of practice and processes to support transitions towards sustainable futures.

Game pieces in different colors on a game board, photo.

Organisational networks in market contexts

The goal of WP 4 is to understand and assess the impacts of contemporary communication expectations and practices on the willingness and ability of organisations to embrace sustainability.

Network and system in different colours with people in profile spread out

Media and arts

Investigating struggles over meaning in Swedish arts and media.

A laptob on a stump in the woods, photo.

Joint work and synthesis

Learning from our work across contexts.

A phone is held in front of train tracks, photo.
Published: 12 February 2024 - Page editor: maria.arpe@slu.se