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Revisiting Climate-Culture

This page hosts information about the research project “Revisiting Climate-Culture: Studying Locally-led Knowledge and Adaptation Practices for Climate Change and Development in Asia”. A collaboration between international and multidisciplinary partners in seven countries.

What is this project about?

Although globalization and intensifying global connectedness is largely a driver for global cultural homogenization and the appearance of “world cultures”, climate change adaptation strategies remain geographically and socio-culturally sensitive and bound. In specific, evidence has pointed out that there are local cultural differences in perceiving and handling climate change, leading to local limits of adaptation and inadequate transfer of climate change-related knowledge and practices. So, implementing so-called “best-practice” adaptation strategies simply might not work in different cultural contexts. Cultural dimensions of climate change adaptation then raise the question: how far are climate change-related knowledge and adaptation practices (climate cultures) globally transferable and applicable?

Upcoming events

15/05/2024 – 17/05/2024 Climate Culture Workshop at Utrecht University

12/04/2024 Unpacking the 5th U.S. National Climate Assessment for the Midwest & Flash Talks Highlighting Climate Resilience Partnerships in Central Ohio

Past events

30/12/2023 Workshop on Climate Culture at An Gian University, Vietnam

21/12/2023 Workshop on Climate Culture at Khulna University, Bangladesh

05/10/2023 Kick-Off Session Climate Culture


Workshop Report Climate Cultures Kick-off Session. Utrecht University. – Van den Berg, J. N. & Mallick, B. (2023). 

Core team:
Human Geography and Spatial Planning (GEO): B. Mallick, A. Bailey, M. M. Bayrak, J. N. van den Berg; Copernicus Institute (GEO): H. Mees, G. Koren; Department of Cultural Anthropology: D. Henig; Department of International and European Law (REBO): H. Du

International members/ stakeholders:
Bangladesh: Coastal University Alliance – Bangladesh (CUAB); Solidaridad Network; International Center for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD); India: Jadavpur University, Manipal Academy of Higher Education;
 Sri Lanka: University of Sri Jayewardenepura: Taiwan: National Taiwan Normal University; USA: University of Colorado Boulder, Ohio State University; Vietnam: An Giang University, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), UEH Health and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (HAPRI), Kien Giang University

Bottom-Up Initiatives Research Grant; Institutes for Open Societies Seed Funding; NWO SSH XS Grant; Pathways to Sustainability Seed Grant