Discussion Series: Entering Social Tipping: Norms, Agency and Scales
Dates: 30 March 2023, 15:00-16:30 CEST
Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The event includes two presentations on social tipping points.
- The power of 10,000: the intervention scale for triggering social tipping – Avit Bhowmik (Karlstad University)
- The role of norms and civil society to trigger social tipping – Viktoria Spaiser (University of Leeds)
- Q&A/ Discussion
Dr. Avit Bhowmik is an Assistant Professor of Risk and Environmental Studies. He is the Lead Modeller of the Exponential Roadmap project and a Senior Research Fellow at Project Drawdown, both of which consolidate solutions and model their implementation strategies to halve global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
His current research focuses on social tipping points for climate mitigation and sustainability transformation. He explores innovative and existing climate solutions, and studies how they could be implemented to exponentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions and abruptly transform societies to sustainability. He also models the successful implementation pathways for UN Sustainable Development Goals. He is an author of the first Exponential Climate Action Roadmap Report released in the Global Climate Action Summit 2018. He is also an author of the first World in 2050 Report released in the UN High Level Political Forum in 2018.
Dr. Viktoria Spaiser has a background in Sociology (PhD, Bielefeld University, Germany, 2012), Political Science (MA in Conflict, Security and Development, King’s College London, UK, 2008) and Computer Science (German Diploma, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany, 2013). She is a visiting researcher in the Computational Social Science Research Group at ETH Zurich in 2012 and a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies Stockholm (2012-2014) and at the Department of Mathematics, Uppsala University in Sweden (2014-2015). Between August 2015 and July 2020 she was a University Academic Fellow in Political Science Informatics at the University of Leeds, POLIS. Since July 2020 she is an Associate Professor at POLIS. She is also affiliated with the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA).