Max Boykoff

Projects

Cultural Politics of Climate Change

Cultural Politics of Climate ChangeMax Boykoff has examined the role of celebrity interventions at the interface with climate science, governance and the everyday (with Dr. Michael K. Goodman, Kings College London, and Dr. Jo Littler, University of Sussex). This examines how the (de)legitimisation of a particular set of “privileged” non nation-state actors influence unfolding considerations and actions to grapple with anthropogenic climate change. Read more ...

 

ICECaps: International Collective on Environment, Culture & Politics

ICECaPsFounded in 2012 at the University of Colorado Boulder, the International Collective on Environment, Culture and Politics is a research group that examines some of today’s most pressing environmental issues. ICE CaPs members and affiliates cross disciplines to apply a wide range of theories and perspectives to study issues at the human-environment interface. We work across scales from the individual to the global. Read more ...

 

Inside the Greenhouse

Inside the GreenhouseMax Boykoff and Beth Osnes of the Theater Department at University of Colorado Boulder are working to deepen our understanding of how issues associated with climate change are/can be communicated, by creating artifacts through interactive theatre, film, fine art, performance art, television programming, and appraising as well as extracting effective methods for multimodal climate communication. Read more ...

 

Media Coverage of Climate Change/Global Warming

Media Coverage of Climate ChangeMonthly updated figure tracking newspaper coverage of climate change or global warming in 50 newspapers across 20 countries and 6 continents. Max Boykoff (University of Colorado) and Maria Mansfield (University of Exeter) continue to track newspaper coverage of climate change or global warming in 50 newspapers across 20 countries and 6 continents. They update this figure on a monthly basis as a resource for journalists, researchers, and others who may be interested in tracking these trends. Max Boykoff also has a book coming out with Cambridge University Press in September 2011 titled Who Speaks for Climate? Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change. Read more ...

 

Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre Internship Program

Red CrossThis program seeks to improve climate change communication and adaptation decision-making in response to climate variability and change within the humanitarian sector. It connects humanitarian practitioners from the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre [RC/RC CC] an affiliate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies [IFRC] with science-policy graduate student researchers at the University of Colorado. Read more ...

 

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change: Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change book coverWhat does successful adaptation look like? This is a question we are frequently asked by planners, policy makers and other professionals charged with the task of developing and implementing adaptation strategies. While adaptation is increasingly recognized as an important climate risk management strategy, and on-the-ground adaptation planning activity is becoming more common-place, there is no clear guidance as to what success would look like, what to aim for and how to judge progress. This edited volume (Susanne Moser and Maxwell Boykoff) makes significant progress toward unpacking the question of successful adaptation, offering both scientifically informed and practice-relevant answers from various sectors and regions of the world . Read more ...