Your browser has javascript turned off or blocked. This will lead to some parts of our website to not work properly or at all. Turn on javascript for best performance.

The browser you are using is not supported by this website. All versions of Internet Explorer are no longer supported, either by us or Microsoft (read more here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/windows/end-of-ie-support).

Please use a modern browser to fully experience our website, such as the newest versions of Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari etc.

Profile picture of Åsa Knaggård. Photo.

Åsa Knaggård

Associate professor

Profile picture of Åsa Knaggård. Photo.

Framing the uncertain: The case of the IPCC

Author

  • Åsa Knaggård

Summary, in English

Human-induced climate change presents grave challenges to society. We have to find ways both to mitigate the changes and adapt to them. However, this is not all, for politics climate change represents a problem with large scientific uncertainties. This is evident in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment reports. In this study, scientific uncertainty is discussed and systematized. Two dimensions of uncertainty are established and used to discuss framings of uncertainty in the summaries for policy-makers of the IPCC assessment reports. It is argued that framings of the uncertain formulated in the space where science meets politics, are important for the process and outcome of the international negotiations on climate change.

Department/s

  • Department of Political Science

Publishing year

2005

Language

English

Document type

Conference paper

Topic

  • Political Science

Conference name

7th Nordic Environmental Social Science Research Conference

Conference date

2005-06-15 - 2005-06-17

Status

Unpublished

Project

  • Climate Initiative