The preconditions for climate adaptation and transition vary significantly depending on context, both between and within countries, depending on for example geographical location, socioeconomic conditions, political systems and adaptation capacities. In our current project I study how Sweden can make the fossil free transformation inclusive and just. The study focuses on cities that depend on fossil-intensive industries and infrastructures for local employment and tax revenues and examines how the fossil-free society is imagined by local actors and imbricated in the (re)making of subjects, places, and conditions of life. My focus is on future making, tracing what actions and solutions that municipal and corporate actors see as enabling progression towards a fossil free future.
Through text analysis and interviews, I also study how the relationship between research and (sustainable) development is portrayed and shaped within foreign aid, highlighting the nexus between foreign policy and science policy. In addition to this, I am interested in environment and climate aid and have studied how climate and security is integrated in Swedish development cooperation.