Publishing with a purpose
Climate change, energy and sustainability
Climate change is the main challenge facing developed countries in the 21st century and a key priority for both industrialised and emerging economies, across the Global North and Global South.
The work we publish creates an understanding of the connection between global discourses on climate change facts, specific policy responses and environmental law, contributing to ongoing debates in academia and beyond. It addresses the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 14: Life Below Water and Goal 15: Life on Land.
Our list links to the global project, including the UN Agenda 2030 and the UN climate report, and reacts to current news, such as the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate agreement, Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg's campaigns and other climate protest and activism.
The research on our list provides a solid foundation for international and domestic policies around global warming, to support building impactful democratic solutions.
Bristol University Press and Policy Press are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact. In Climate change, energy and sustainability, we aim to address the following goals:
A selection of related journal articles
Volume 7, Number 1 of Global Discourse featuring:
Paris: optimism, pessimism and realism
On the obsolescence of human beings in sustainable development
On preparing for the great gift of community that climate disasters can give us
Voluntary Sector Review themed section on 'Re-reading civil society action for environmental sustainability' featuring:
Shoots and leaves: exploring the impacts and fragile sustainability of sustainable place-making projects working with marginalised people
A part and yet apart: how third sector visions of carbon reduction are both welcomed and marginalised
The community economies of Esch-sur-Alzette: rereading the economy of Luxembourg [Open Access]
Assembling community energy democracies
Extinction Rebellion: social work, climate change and solidarity in Critical and Radical Social Work
Extinction Rebellion: a social worker’s observation in Critical and Radical Social Work
The gender dynamics of climate change on rural women's agro-based livelihoods and food security in rural Zimbabwe: implications for green social work in Critical and Radical Social Work
Climate change and food: a green social work perspective in Critical and Radical Social Work
Evidence reviews in energy and climate policy in Evidence & Policy
Contested knowledge in Dutch climate change policy in Evidence & Policy
Does risk-based decision-making present an ‘epistemic trap’ for climate change policymaking? in Evidence & Policy
British political values, attitudes to climate change, and travel behaviour in Policy & Politics
Policies, politics and organisational problems: multiple streams and the implementation of targets in UK government in Policy & Politics
Electricity market reform: so what's new? in Policy & Politics
What’s the Use of Green Shame? from the Global Discourse blog
Green shame: the next moral revolution? from Global Discourse