Dr. Conor Murphy talks on Climate Change and the Social Sciences

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 00:00

On Friday 13th December Dr. Conor Murphy gave a talk to the annual Martin McEvoy Seminar in Dublin City University on adaptation to climate change and the critical role the social sciences can play in responding to climate change issues. In his talk Conor outlined the necessity of inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary research in tackling adaptation and highlighted four key insights from his own research where such interactions are critical, including; 1). understanding adaptation as a dynamic process, 2). the importance of place, identity and values in local adaptation, 3.) how forced transformations in the institutions and governance of water resources in Ireland due to financial crisis affect capacity to adapt to climate change and 4). how we can empirically measure the transformative capacity of socio-ecological systems. Details of the event can be found at http://politicalreform.ie/2013/12/06/martin-mcevoy-seminar/