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dc.contributor.authorFazey, Ioan
dc.contributor.authorMoug, Peter
dc.contributor.authorAllen, Simon
dc.contributor.authorBeckmann, Kate
dc.contributor.authorBlackwood, David
dc.contributor.authorBonaventura, Mike
dc.contributor.authorBurnett, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorDanson, Mike
dc.contributor.authorFalconer, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorGagnon, Alexandre S
dc.contributor.authorHarkness, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorHodgson, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorHolm, Lorens
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, Katherine N.
dc.contributor.authorLow, Ragne
dc.contributor.authorLyon, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorMoss, Anna
dc.contributor.authorMoran, Clare
dc.contributor.authorNaylor, Larissa
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Karen
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Shona
dc.contributor.authorSkerratt, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorRao-Williams, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorWolstenholme, Ruth
dc.identifier.citationFazey , I , Moug , P , Allen , S , Beckmann , K , Blackwood , D , Bonaventura , M , Burnett , K , Danson , M , Falconer , R , Gagnon , A S , Harkness , R , Hodgson , A , Holm , L , Irvine , K N , Low , R , Lyon , C , Moss , A , Moran , C , Naylor , L , O'Brien , K , Russell , S , Skerratt , S , Rao-Williams , J & Wolstenholme , R 2018 , ' Transformation in a changing climate : a research agenda ' , Climate and Development , vol. 10 , no. 3 , pp. 197-217 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-3473-5019/work/41192210
dc.descriptionThis work was funded by the Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society with assistance from the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience at the University of Dundee. Katherine N Irvine’s involvement was supported by the Scottish Government’s Rural and Environmental Science and Analytical Services Division (RESAS) and ClimateXChange – Scotland’s Centre for Expertise on Climate Change.en
dc.description.abstractThe concept of transformation in relation to climate and other global change is increasingly receiving attention. The concept provides important opportunities to help examine how rapid and fundamental change to address contemporary global challenges can be facilitated. This paper contributes to discussions about transformation by providing a social science, arts and humanities perspective to open up discussion and set out a research agenda about what it means to transform and the dimensions, limitations and possibilities for transformation. Key focal areas include: (1) change theories, (2) knowing whether transformation has occurred or is occurring; (3) knowledge production and use; (4), governance; (5) how dimensions of social justice inform transformation; (6) the limits of human nature; (7) the role of the utopian impulse; (8) working with the present to create new futures; and (9) human consciousness. In addition to presenting a set of research questions around these themes the paper highlights that much deeper engagement with complex social processes is required; that there are vast opportunities for social science, humanities and the arts to engage more directly with the climate challenge; that there is a need for a massive upscaling of efforts to understand and shape desired forms of change; and that, in addition to helping answer important questions about how to facilitate change, a key role of the social sciences, humanities and the arts in addressing climate change is to critique current societal patterns and to open up new thinking. Through such critique and by being more explicit about what is meant by transformation, greater opportunities will be provided for opening up a dialogue about change, possible futures and about what it means to re-shape the way in which people live.
dc.relation.ispartofClimate and Developmenten
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten
dc.subjectSocial transformationen
dc.subjectTransformative adaptationen
dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectH Social Sciencesen
dc.subjectSDG 13 - Climate Actionen
dc.titleTransformation in a changing climate : a research agendaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Managementen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Gooden
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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