June 2020: Exploring Environmental Diplomacy

InsSciDE’s work package on Environment will organise a seminar in Stockholm in June 2020 that will foster interdisciplinary discussions on environmental diplomacy and science. The seminar will delve into the central questions of InsSciDE’s Environment research, and will convene both researchers and policy practitioners during two days of crosscutting dialogue.


11/06/2020 - 00:00


13/06/2020 - 00:00


Stockholm, Sweden   View map

What is the role of science in environmental diplomacy?

Workshop in Stockholm, Sweden

11-13 June 2020

The purpose of this workshop is to foster dialogue between scholars and environmental practitioners on the role of science in environmental diplomacy. It is part of the H2020 project InsSciDE, addressing science diplomacy in a European context. InsSciDE is an interdisciplinary consortium engaging historians and sociologists of science and technology, networks of diplomats, experts of strategy and policy makers to bring science diplomacy into the foreground and to make better use of it. Organising the workshop is the Environment work package, which explores past, current and future roles of science and scientists in environment actions and especially in the context of “environmental diplomacy” (see PDF for footnote).

The two-day workshop in June 2020 will combine practitioner experience with research expertise. On day one, professionals with backgrounds in negotiating the environment through policy, agreements and accords will be invited to both share their experiences and formulate pertinent questions to a group of scholars engaged in research. On day two, we have a full day of research discussions.

For this second day we ask for submissions. In order to foster a more interactive and collaborative environment, we ask you to submit 500-word “discussion proposals” on the overarching issue of environmental diplomacy and science. These discussion proposals are intended to be both provocative and innovative, for example challenging theories, proposing new ways of thinking or encouraging interdisciplinarity. They can be theoretical, empirical, or both, but should be rooted in research, and have a clear purpose and position. The proposals will be commented on by another scholar, and the audience will be invited into the discussion.

The workshop will conclude with half a day of discussing where the proposals are linked to the overarching aim of connecting practitioner experience with research. A central question will be: “Where do we go next in this intersection of environmental and science diplomacy?”

Deadline for submissions is February 15th. We will give notice March 1st.

Practical things: This workshop is organized by WP7 in InsSciDE. Further funding will be applied for, but presently we cannot offer more than food, tea and coffee during the workshop. Please indicate in your submission if your participation is dependent on us funding your trip and/or stay.

Organising committee: Nina WormbsSimone TurchettiSam Robinson and Miyase Christensen.

Please send questions and submissions to nina@kth.se.

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 770523.