Faculty Affiliate – Climate Change Institute
Steve’s research explores some of the contours of a sociology of climate change – comparative/cross-national levels of public support, the required collective action by nation-states and the international community to address it, and the serious social justice issues that climate change generates. Current projects include exploring public opinion of technological solutions to climate change and sustainable energy alternatives, geoengineering, and how atmospheric scientists view these alternatives. He is also interested in critically understanding climate finance and development investments, both public and private in adaptation and mitigation, as well as the levels international cooperation required to make significant reductions in greenhouse gases. Steve is currently editing the Routledge Handbook of Climate and Society, 2nd Edition.
Brechin - 2017. A case for further refinement of the Green Climate Fund’s 50:50 ratio climate change mitigation and adaptation allocation framework: toward a more targeted approach.Brechin, S. and Espinoza, M. 2017. A case for further refinement of the Green Climate Fund’s 50:50 ratio climate change mitigation and adaptation allocation framework: toward a more targeted approach. Climatic Change. Volume 142, Issue 3, pp 311–320.