Laurence Delina, a postdoctoral associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently authored his third book, titled Climate Actions: Transformative Mechanisms for Social Mobilisation.
The book, published by Palgrave Macmillan, gives an overview of global climate change action and explores ways to mobilize groups and individuals to become more successful activists. By synthesizing insights from a series of international surveys, Delina introduces a novel set of mechanisms to strengthen the climate action movement’s campaigns, tactics, and strategies. His recommended mechanisms are designed around five major themes: enhancing relationships, developing value-based messaging, presenting alternatives, establishing networks, and increasing public communication.
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At the Pardee Center, Delina leads a research project called The Future of Energy Systems in Developing Countries, which seeks to understand the options and trade-offs for achieving a secure and sustainable energy future in a select number of developing countries. He is the author of two other recent books: Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: Wartime mobilisation as a model for action? (Routledge 2016) and Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development (Routledge 2017).