Framing climate change in society and local governance
On September 24, Rebecca Romsdahl conducted an invited workshop at the 55th annual international Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. Over fifty participants engaged in small group discussions about how climate change is framed in relation to various cultural, social, and political values. They also participated in a role-play exercise to think about and discuss climate change through different frames. This gave participants a chance to understand someone else’s life and see how climate impacts are affecting people differently and then discuss how policy options have tradeoffs that could affect peoples’ lives in different ways.