The Environment cluster provides a framework for theoretical debate and development on issues on the environment and climate change in societal, cultural, and global perspectives. The research aims to contribute to the understanding of the interaction between society and the environment and examines the extent to which anthropologists can provide knowledge of how human actions affect the environment. Researchers study the impact of climate and environmental change on the conditions for a functioning social life and how individuals and communities adapt on various organisational levels and by means of acting. The question whether possibilities to protect the environment can interact with political and economic power structures is also being studied.

Professor Gudrun Dahl leads the Environment cluster.

 

Anniversary of the flood (in 2003) and protest against the government in Santa Fe, Argentina 2005. Photo: Susann Ullberg
Anniversary of the flood (in 2003) and protest against the government in Santa Fe, Argentina 2005. Photo: Susann Ullberg