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'Power dynamics affecting how climate targets are interpreted and implemented in real-world planning situations' by Professor Karolina Isaksson
At this seminar, a presentation will be given based on ongoing research into the power dynamics affecting the integration of climate policy goals in Swedish national transport planning. Discursive power and governmentality are used as theoretical frameworks to identify and discuss the power dynamics influencing how climate policy goals are framed and integrated in this planning context. Preliminary results from our work indicate the importance of problem definitions, ideas/visions and knowledge perspectives, and the role these have on the capacity for transport planning to transform from a conventional to a sustainable development path.

The presentation builds on ongoing research in a project carried out by a team of researchers from the Swedish national road and transport research institute (VTI) and Malmö University, and funded by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket).

Further information about the Governance and Decision Making webinar series can be found at the WCTRS Special Interest Group webpage (https://www.wctrs-society.com/special-interest-groups/topic-area-g-transport-planning-and-policy/)
Further information about the World Conference on Transport Research Society can be found at the WCTRS website (https://www.wctrs-society.com/).
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