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The Climate Crisis: Requirement for a Global Community

Interview with Ayşem Mert by Siri Gögelmann

Drought, catastrophic floods, hurricanes – people suffer worldwide the consequences of climate change. This has made many people aware that our actions change the earth fundamentally. In this interview the environmental social scientist Ayşem Mert talks about the prospects for community in view of the climate crisis and why we can solve current problem only with multiple narratives.


Ayşem Mert is Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, and a research fellow at the Earth System Governance Research Programme. Her research focuses on discourses of democracy and environment at transnational and global levels and public-private cooperation.