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Students attend school in a boat after their school building was destroyed In a flood prone area in Natore, Bangladesh

Our practical reports and guides are grounded in research and a strong evidence base. Our team of researchers and associates are active members of the academic community through their affiliations with universities. They regularly peer-review cutting edge research from around the world and publish in leading academic journals and books – have a look at the chronological list below.


Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [H.-O. Pörtner, D.C. Roberts, M. Tignor, E.S. Poloczanska, K. Mintenbeck, A. Alegría, M. Craig, S. Langsdorf, S. Löschke, V. Möller, A. Okem, B. Rama (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press. In Press. (Contributing Author: Sawas, A.

Hampton, S., Blundel, R., Wahga, A., Fawcett, T. and Shaw, C. (2022). Transforming small and medium‐sized enterprises to address the climate emergency: The case for values‐based engagement. In Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management. DOI: 10.1002/csr.2279

Latter, B. (2022). Climate Change Communication and Engagement With Older People in England. In Frontiers in Communication (Vol. 7). DOI: 10.3389/fcomm.2022.848671

Michaelowa, A. and Sippel, M. (2022). How Can Global Carbon Markets Promote Low-Carbon Cities in Developing Countries? Lessons Learnt from the Clean Development Mechanism. In Planning Climate Smart and Wise Cities (pp. 291–315). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-80165-6_8

Orr, A., Ahmad, B., Alam, U., Appadurai, A., Bharucha, Z. P., Biemans, H., Sawas, A. et al. (2022). A Horizon Scanning Exercise to Identify the Top 100 Research Questions in Social and Natural Sciences. In Earth’s Future, 10 (4).


Butzengeiger, S., Michaelowa, A., Weldner, K., Deng-Beck, C., Mogyorósy, E., Harrs, J.-A. and Sippel, M. (2021). Urban Components Under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement: Final Report.

Capstick, S., Khosla, R. and Wang, S. (2021). Bridging the gap – the role of equitable low-carbon lifestyles. In Emissions Gap Report 2020 (pp. 62–75). DOI: 10.18356/9789280738124c010

Chazalnoël, M.T. and Randall, A. (2021). Migration and the slow-onset impacts of climate change: Taking stock and taking action. In World Migration Report 2022 (M. McAuliffe and A. Triandafyllidou, eds.). International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva.

Corner, A., Shaw, C., Capstick, S. and Pidgeon, N. (2021). Climate Change Communication. In Lemery, J., Knowlton, K and Sorensen, C (eds.) Global Climate Change and Human Health: From Science to Practice, 2nd Edition, Wiley.

Doblas-Reyes, F. J., Sörensson, A. A., Almazroui, M., Dosio, A., Gutowski, W. J., Haarsma, R., Hamdi, R., Hewitson, B., Kwon, W-T., Lamptey, B. L., Maraun, D., Stephenson, T. S., Takayabu, I., Terray, L., Turner, A., Zuo, Z. (2021) Linking Global to Regional Climate Change. In Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science 5 Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on 6 Climate Change [Masson-Delmotte, V., P. Zhai, A. Pirani, S. L. Connors, C. Péan, S. Berger, N. Caud, Y. 7 Chen, L. Goldfarb, M. I. Gomis, M. Huang, K. Leitzell, E. Lonnoy, J.B.R. Matthews, T. K. Maycock, T. 8 Waterfield, O. Yelekçi, R. Yu and B. Zhou (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press. In Press. (Contributing Author: Shaw, C)

Dudman, K., de Wit, S. (2021). An IPCC that listens: introducing reciprocity to climate change communication. In Climatic Change (168:2). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03186-x

Latter, B. and Capstick, S. (2021). Climate Emergency: UK Universities’ Declarations and Their
Role in Responding to Climate Change. In Frontiers in Sustainability (2). DOI: 10.3389/frsus.2021.660596

McLoughlin, N. (2021). Communicating efficacy: How the IPCC, scientists, and other Communicators can facilitate adaptive responses to climate change without compromising on policy neutrality. In Climatic Change (169:5). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03232-8

Pidcock, R., Heath, K., Messling, L., Wang, S., Pirani, A., Connors, S., Corner, A., Shaw, C. and
Gomis, M. (2021). Evaluating effective public engagement: local stories from a global network of IPCC scientists. In Climatic Change (168:3-4). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03230-w

Szaguhn, M. and Sippel, M. (2021). Vom Konsumhandeln zum zivilgesellschaftlichen Engagement – Können Veränderungsexperimente für mehr Klimaschutz im Alltag dazu beitragen, den Footprint-Handprint-Gap zu überwinden? In Nachhaltiger Konsum (pp. 169–183). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-33353-9_10

Szaguhn, M., Sippel, M. and Wöhler, T. (2021). Mit #climatechallenge zu mehr CSR? Ein innovatives Lernformat für Verantwortungsübernahme in der großen Transformation. In Management-Reihe Corporate Social Responsibility (pp. 237–251). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-662-62679-5_12

Walker, I. and Wang, S. (2021). Implicit Bias. In The Routledge International Handbook of Discrimination, Prejudice and Stereotyping (pp. 197–210). DOI: 10.4324/9780429274558-14

Wang, S., Hurlstone, M. J., Leviston, Z., Walker, I. and Lawrence, C. (2021). Construal-level theory and psychological distancing: Implications for grand environmental challenges. In One Earth (4:4, pp. 482–486). DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2021.03.009

Wang, S. and van den Berg, B. (2021). Neuroscience and climate change: How brain recordings can help us understand human responses to climate change. In Current Opinion in Psychology (42, pp. 126–132). DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.06.023

Construction worker building wind turbine. Québec, Canada.


Anwar, N. H., Sawas, A. and Mustafa, D. (2020). “Without water, there is no life”: Negotiating everyday risks and gendered insecurities in Karachi’s informal settlements. In Urban Studies (57:6, pp. 1320–1337).DOI: 10.1177/0042098019834160

Hurlstone, M. J., Price, A., Wang, S., Leviston, Z., and Walker, I. (2020). Activating the legacy motive mitigates intergenerational discounting in the climate game. In Global Environmental Change (60, p. 102008). DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.102008

Mirumachi, N., Sawas, A. and Workman, M. (2020). Unveiling the security concerns of low carbon development: climate security analysis of the undesirable and unintended effects of mitigation and adaptation. In Climate and Development (12:2, pp. 97–109). DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2019.1604310

Sawas, A., Broto, V. C., Anwar, N. H. and Rehman, A. (2020). Intersectional coproduction and infrastructural violence: experiences from Pakistan. In Community Development Journal (55:1, pp. 83–101). DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bsz027


Gioli, G., Thapa, G., Khan, F., Dasgupta, P., Nathan, D., Chhetri, N., Adhikari, L., Mohanty, S. K., Aurino, E. and Scott, L. M. (2019). Understanding and Tackling Poverty and Vulnerability in Mountain Livelihoods in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. In The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment (pp. 421–455). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-92288-1_12 (Contributing Author: Sawas, A.)

Mustafa, D., Anwar, N. and Sawas, A. (2019). Gender, global terror, and everyday violence in urban Pakistan. In Political Geography (69, pp. 54–64). DOI: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2018.12.002

Pozo, C., Limleamthong, P., Guo, Y., Green, T., Shah, N., Acha, S., Sawas, A., Wu, C., Siegert, M. and Guillén-Gosálbez, G. (2019). Temporal sustainability efficiency analysis of urban areas via Data Envelopment Analysis and the hypervolume indicator: Application to London boroughs. In Journal of Cleaner Production (239, p. 117839). DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.117839

Wang, S., Hurlstone, M. J., Leviston, Z., Walker, I. and Lawrence, C. (2019). Climate Change From a Distance: An Analysis of Construal Level and Psychological Distance From Climate Change. In Frontiers in Psychology (10). DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00230


Shaw, C., Hurth, V., Capstick, S. and Cox, E. (2018) Intermediaries’ perspectives on the public’s role in the energy transitions needed to deliver UK climate change policy goals. Energy Policy (116, pp. 267–276).

Shaw, C. (2018). ‘Searching for the middle ground on climate change.’ Tvergastein. Interdisciplinary Journal of the Environment. (10, pp 10-17).

Sippel, M., Meyer, D. and Scholliers, N. (2018). What about greenhouse gas emissions from students? An analysis of lifestyle and carbon footprints at the University of Applied Science in Konstanz, Germany. In Carbon Management (9:2, pp. 201–211). DOI: 10.1080/17583004.2018.1440851

Wang, S., Corner, A., Chapman, D. and Markowitz, E. (2018). Public engagement with climate
imagery in a changing digital landscape. In WIREs Climate Change (9:2). DOI: 10.1002/wcc.509

Wang, S., Leviston, Z., Hurlstone, M., Lawrence, C. and Walker, I. (2018). Emotions predict policy support: Why it matters how people feel about climate change. In Global Environmental Change (50, pp. 25–40). DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.03.002


Corner, A. and Clarke, J. (2017). Talking climate: From research to practice in public engagement. Springer Nature.

Hurlstone, M. J., Wang, S., Price, A., Leviston, Z. and Walker, I. (2017). Cooperation studies of catastrophe avoidance: implications for climate negotiations. In Climatic Change (Vol. 140, Issue 2, pp. 119–133). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1838-3

Randall, A. (2017). Engaging the media on climate-linked migration. In Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
DOI: 10.4337/9781785366598.00021 

Shaw, C. (2017). The Two Degrees Celsius Limit. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.15

Shaw, C. and Corner, A. (2017). Using Narrative Workshops to socialise the climate debate: Lessons from two case studies – centre-right audiences and the Scottish public. In Energy Research & Social Science (Vol. 31, pp. 273–283). DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.06.029

A man walks along a giant sea wall protecting Jakarta.


Chapman, D. A., Corner, A., Webster, R., & Markowitz, E. M. (2016). Climate visuals: A mixed methods investigation of public perceptions of climate images in three countries. In Global Environmental Change (Vol. 41, pp. 172–182). DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.10.003

Shaw, C. (2016). The role of rights, risks and responsibilities in the climate justice debate. In International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management (Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 505–519). DOI: 10.1108/ijccsm-10-2014-0127

Shaw, C., Hellsten, I. and Nerlich, B. (2016). Framing Risk and Uncertainty in Social Science Articles on Climate Change, 1995–2012. In Communicating Risk (pp. 208–228).
DOI: 10.1057/9781137478788_13


Marshall, G. (2015). Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. Bloomsbury Publishing USA.

Newell, P., Bulkeley, H., Turner, K., Shaw, C., Caney, S., Shove, E. and Pidgeon, N. (2015). Governance traps in climate change politics: re‐framing the debate in terms of responsibilities and rights. In WIREs Climate Change (Vol. 6, Issue 6, pp. 535–540). DOI: 10.1002/wcc.356

Randall, A. (2015). Mobilising action on climate change and migration: The UK Migration and Climate Change Coalition. In Rosenow-Williams, Kerstin & Gemenne, François & Blocher, Julia (eds.). Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration. Routledge.

Shaw, C. (2015). The Two Degrees Dangerous Limit for Climate ChangeDOI: 10.4324/9781315768892

Shaw, C. and Nerlich, B. (2015). Metaphor as a mechanism of global climate change governance: A study of international policies, 1992–2012. In Ecological Economics (Vol. 109, pp. 34–40). DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.11.001


Kern, F., Smith, A. G., Shaw, C., Raven, R. P. J. M. and Verhees, B. (2014). From laggard to leader: explaining offshore wind developments in the UK. Energy Policy, 69, 635-646. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.02.031

Shaw, C. (2014). Reframing climate risk to build public support for radical emission reductions: the role of deliberative democracy. In Carbon Management (Vol. 5, Issue 4, pp. 349–360). DOI: 10.1080/17583004.2014.997078


Mustafa, D., Sawas, A. and Siddiqi, A. (2013). Geographical Scales of Water and Security Nexi in South Asia. In Europa Regional Surveys of the World. Routledge.

Shaw, C. (2013). Choosing a dangerous limit for climate change: Public representations of the decision making process. In Global Environmental Change (Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 563–571). DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.12.012

Sippel, M. and Michaelowa, A. (2013). Financing a Green Urban Economy: The Potential of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). In The Economy of Green Cities (pp. 363–368). DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-1969-9_31


Corner, A. and Randall, A. (2011). Selling climate change? The limitations of social marketing as a strategy for climate change public engagement. In Global Environmental Change (Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 1005–1014). DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2011.05.002

Sippel, M. (2011). German cities, their climate mitigation activities, and the potential of city-partnerships. In Journal of Resources, Energy and Development (Vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 37–48). DOI: 10.3233/red-120080

Sippel, M. (2011). Urban GHG inventories, target setting and mitigation achievements: how German cities fail to outperform their country. In Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Management (Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 55–63). DOI: 10.3763/ghgmm.2010.0001

Woman and child walk through the flood waters in east Jakarta, Indonesia.


Sippel, M. and Jenssen, T. (2010) What explains cities’ climate policy-making? A review of drivers and barriers. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism (1:1, pp. 39-56).


Mcevoy, D., Lonsdale, K., Rawlins, J., Lindley, S., Hinckel, J. and Falaleeva, M. (2009). Adaptation in the urban environment: A story of process and outcome. Iop Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 6. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1307/6/3/332003. 

Shaw, C. (2009). The Dangerous Limits of Dangerous Limits: Climate Change and the Precautionary Principle. In The Sociological Review (Vol. 57, Issue 2_suppl, pp. 103–123). DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-954x.2010.01888.x

Sippel, M. and Neuhoff, K. (2009) A history of conditionality: lessons for international cooperation on climate policy. Climate Policy (9:5, pp. 481-494). DOI: 10.3763/cpol.2009.0634


Marshall, G. (2007). Carbon Detox: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Getting Real about Climate Change. Gaia Books.

Marshall, G. (2007). Asleep On Their Watch: In Surviving Climate Change: The Struggle to Avert Global Catastrophe. Pluto Press, 2007 (pp. 196–216). DOI: /10.2307/j.ctt18fs5k6.


Brannstrom, C., Clarke, J., & Newport, M. (2004). Civil society participation in the decentralisation of Brazil’s water resources: Assessing participation in three states. In Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography (Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 304–321). DOI: 10.1111/j.0129-7619.2004.00188.x


Marshall, G. (2002). The Human Environment: Social Scenarios and Landscape Impacts. In Landscapes (3:2, pp. 48–54). DOI: 10.1179/lan.2002.3.2.48

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