liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Linnér, Björn-Ola
Alternative names
Publications (10 of 95) Show all publications
Neset, T.-S., Andersson, L., Edström, M. M., Vrotsou, K., Greve Villaro, C., Navarra, C., . . . Linnér, B.-O. (2024). AI för klimatanpassning: Hur kan nya digitala teknologier stödja klimatanpassning?. Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>AI för klimatanpassning: Hur kan nya digitala teknologier stödja klimatanpassning?
Show others...
2024 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Tillgång till vädervarningar med information om förväntade konsekvenser av vädret är nödvändigt för god krisberedskap hos myndigheter, kommuner, näringsliv och privatpersoner. Vidareutveckling av varningssystem som fokuserar på förväntade störningar (konsekvensbaserade varningssystem) är därför en viktig komponent i samhällets hantering av klimatförändringar. Forskningsprojektet AI för klimatanpassning (AI4CA) har analyserat möjligheter och hinder med att inkludera AI-baserad text- och bildanalys som stöd till SMHI:s konsekvensbaserade vädervarningssystem och på sikt även stödja långsiktig klimatanpassning. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2024
Series
CSPR Brief, E-ISSN 2004-9560 ; 2024:1
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-203955 (URN)10.3384/brief-203955 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-05-30 Created: 2024-05-30 Last updated: 2024-06-14
Francisco, M. & Linnér, B.-O. (2023). AI and the governance of sustainable development. An idea analysis of the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum. Environmental Science and Policy, 150, Article ID 103590.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>AI and the governance of sustainable development. An idea analysis of the European Union, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum
2023 (English)In: Environmental Science and Policy, ISSN 1462-9011, E-ISSN 1873-6416, Vol. 150, article id 103590Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an idea analysis of AI in the policy documents and reports of the United Nations, the European Union, and the World Economic Forum. The three organisations expect AI to contribute to sustainability and a prosperous future with better data analysis, greater amounts of quantitative knowledge, and by making economic and social activities less wasteful and more energy efficient. Several challenges are also named: ethics, human rights, cybersecurity, access to reliable data, transparency, and the digital gap. The solutions presented are multi-stakeholder collaboration, cohesive but flexible governance frameworks, but also taking the lead to push for ethical and value-based AI and making sure AI is sustainable. Ideas about AI appear to stem from discourses of ecological modernisation and green governmentality. This framing turns political and structural challenges into technical issues to be solved with more data, greater collaboration, and technical progress. The similarities in ideas between the EU, the UN, and the World Economic Forum also suggest that ideas about AI and sustainable development have reached discourse institutionalisation. Ideas about AI are therefore likely to reinforce already existing institutional and discursive settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Idea analysis; Artificial intelligence; Sustainable development; Global environmental governance; Discourse
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-198096 (URN)10.1016/j.envsci.2023.103590 (DOI)001082779500001 ()
Available from: 2023-09-25 Created: 2023-09-25 Last updated: 2023-11-03
Gottenhuber, S., Linnér, B.-O., Wibeck, V. & Persson, Å. (2023). Greening recovery – Overcoming policy incoherence for sustainability transformations. Environmental Policy and Governance, 33(5), 546-560
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Greening recovery – Overcoming policy incoherence for sustainability transformations
2023 (English)In: Environmental Policy and Governance, ISSN 1756-932X, E-ISSN 1756-9338, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 546-560Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Policy coherence is crucial in the 2030 Agenda's transformative ambitions and heralded as of paramount importance to ensure the successful implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and climate policy targets. Despite political efforts to achieve policy coherence, apparent trade-offs and goal conflicts have emerged – even in a proclaimed ‘front-runner’ country like Sweden. This paper examines the role of ideas in proposing and legitimising policy options and achieving policy coherence in the light of the Swedish recovery debate in 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Ideas of a green economic recovery put forward in the public debate are examined through thematic text and frame analysis. We show that ideas of a green transition, boosted by economic recovery spending, draw on a synergistic frame in combining social, environmental, and economic policy options, carrying a potential for coherency. However, the absence of a discussion on power, as in who stands to gain what under which circumstances, coupled with an inherent understanding of a temporal hierarchy of policy priorities does not only impact the ability to design coherent policies but may have considerable impacts on the prospects of achieving sustainability transformations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2023
Keywords
green recovery; ideas; policy coherence; societal transformations
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-191723 (URN)10.1002/eet.2049 (DOI)000931724800001 ()2-s2.0-85147564333 (Scopus ID)
Note

Funding: Formas Swedish Research Council, Grant/Award Numbers: 2016-00589, 2018-01706

Available from: 2023-02-10 Created: 2023-02-10 Last updated: 2024-03-07Bibliographically approved
Linnér, B.-O. (2023). The Return of Malthus: Environmentalism and Post-war Population–Resource Crises. White Horse Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Return of Malthus: Environmentalism and Post-war Population–Resource Crises
2023 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The Return of Malthus is the first comprehensive analysis of the post-war fear of scarcity. Linnér traces the development of an international discourse of crisis through the influence of such thinkers as William Vogt, Fairfield Osborn and Georg Börgström, labelled ‘neo-Malthusians’ for their emphasis on an impending clash between population growth and resource limits, after the manner of the nineteenth-century father of scarcity economics. The book analyses the role of science and technology in securing food supply, the transmutation of older ideas about preserving nature into a new conservation ideology based on sustainable use, and the preoccupation of the industrialised nations with forestalling communism and controlling power relations.First published by The White Horse Press in 2003. Even more relevant today, this revised edition charts perceptions of and prescriptions for crises of population growth and resource shortage, which have had profound influence on agricultural, population and security policies from the Second World War to the present.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
White Horse Press, 2023. p. 326
National Category
Political Science Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-194057 (URN)9781912186730 (ISBN)9781912186747 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-23 Created: 2023-05-23 Last updated: 2023-08-29Bibliographically approved
Feetham, P., Vaccarino, F., Wibeck, V. & Linnér, B.-O. (2023). Using Talanoa as a Research Method can Facilitate Collaborative Engagement and Understanding between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Communities. Qualitative Research, 23(5), 1439-1460, Article ID 14687941221087863.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Using Talanoa as a Research Method can Facilitate Collaborative Engagement and Understanding between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Communities
2023 (English)In: Qualitative Research, ISSN 1468-7941, E-ISSN 1741-3109, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 1439-1460, article id 14687941221087863Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Inclusion of indigenous knowledge and voices is paramount if societal transformations relative to climate change are to be fully and appropriately considered. However, much of the research in this area still uses Western-based research methodologies rather than methodologies driven by the local Indigenous communities. Therefore, it is highly likely that large numbers of affected communities remain excluded from global discussions and decisions around climate change solutions and policy. This article presents talanoa, a qualitative culturally centred research methodology used in many Pacific Island countries. As non-Indigenous researchers, we present our exploration of Indigenous research methods and talanoa experiences in a framework that confirms the importance of relationships when conducting research with Indigenous communities. We also propose that talanoa is a crucial component for qualitative research as it can help facilitate knowledge exchange and understanding among Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 2023
Keywords
Talanoa, research framework for Indigenous engagement, relationality, cultural sensitivity, climate change
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-184450 (URN)10.1177/14687941221087863 (DOI)000787253300001 ()
Funder
Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental ResearchSwedish Research Council Formas
Note

Funding: Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra)Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research; Swedish Research Council FormasSwedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council Formas; Seed Box - a Mistra Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory

Available from: 2022-04-21 Created: 2022-04-21 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Woroniecki, S., Wibeck, V., Zeiler, K. & Linnér, B.-O. (2022). Dethroning the Planetary Perspective: Dealing with Actually-Occurring Transformations Using Dialogical Sense-Making and Critical Phenomenology. Preprints
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dethroning the Planetary Perspective: Dealing with Actually-Occurring Transformations Using Dialogical Sense-Making and Critical Phenomenology
2022 (English)In: PreprintsArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Transformation studies lean towards the more practical aspects of change processes and are not yet dealing adequately with their personal and political dimensions. They are arguably constrained in doing so in their current stances, either fixated on systems and how to control them or on individualistic values and behaviours. In this study we show the range of actually-occurring societal transformations that people face can be usefully approached through a combination of dialogical sense-making and critical phenomenology. While distinct, these approaches share a concern with experience and meaning-making, concerns which are often neglected when societal transformation becomes abstracted and alienated from people’s lives. The two approaches reveal how societal transformational change is situated, shared, embodied and laden with diverse meanings. Dialogical sense-making expands the theorisation of the experiential, personal and political dimensions of transformation and shows how the practical dimension of change is always personal and political. Critical phenomenology addresses how the experience of transformation help shape subjectivity, as a lived relation to the world, and sheds light on taken-forgranted, lived norms about bodies and transformative change. Drawing together the three spheres of transformation – the practical, personal, and political - allows a fuller grasp of the complexity in which new worlds may emerge. Through a discussion of insights from these approaches, we develop a language and framework to understand how people interact with change processes. This development allows new questions about transformative change, based on a reframing of transformations that brings them closer to people’s lives. Together these approaches broaden and deepen social-science and humanities contributions to transformation studies and sustainability science. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2022
Keywords
sense making analysis; critical phenomenology; sustainability transformations
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-189010 (URN)10.20944/preprints202201.0293.v1 (DOI)
Available from: 2022-10-07 Created: 2022-10-07 Last updated: 2022-12-16
Glaas, E., Bohman, A., Karlson, M., Navarra, C., Olsson, J., Hundecha, Y., . . . Linnér, B.-O. (2022). Development and user testing of the ICT-platform Visual Water supporting sustainable municipal stormwater planning. Urban Water Journal, 19(9), 962-974
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development and user testing of the ICT-platform Visual Water supporting sustainable municipal stormwater planning
Show others...
2022 (English)In: Urban Water Journal, ISSN 1573-062X, E-ISSN 1744-9006, Vol. 19, no 9, p. 962-974Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The need to develop sustainable stormwater management is intensifying due to climate impacts and urban densification. Such complex planning processes require insights into disparate issues, connecting heterogeneous actors. While many decision-support tools are developed to facilitate such planning, research assessing their usefulness is requested. This study introduces and assesses one such ICT-tool; the Visual Water platform, aiming to support sustainable stormwater planning in Swedish municipalities. The study aims to identify critical points to consider for developers of related decision-support tools and to detangle requirements and tradeoffs in making them relevant and user-friendly, building on test-sessions with Swedish practitioners. Results show that the platform responds to challenges within municipal planning as outlined by Swedish practitioners. However, though the platform content is considered relevant, its application in real-world planning is perceived as somewhat unclear. The paper discusses ideas for how sustainability-related decision-support tools better can respond to user demands.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2022
Keywords
Decision-support; ICT; planning; stormwater; sustainability
National Category
Other Environmental Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-187721 (URN)10.1080/1573062X.2022.2108850 (DOI)000836959800001 ()
Note

Funding Agencies|Swedish Research Council Formas [2016-20090]; Svenskt Vatten [16-117]

Available from: 2022-08-30 Created: 2022-08-30 Last updated: 2023-04-18Bibliographically approved
Linnér, A. & Linnér, B.-O. (2022). Handelns geopolitik i en klimatförändrad värld. In: Anna Willman (Ed.), Klimatet och den nya världsordningen: (pp. 137-157). Stockholm: Tankesmedjan Fores
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Handelns geopolitik i en klimatförändrad värld
2022 (Swedish)In: Klimatet och den nya världsordningen / [ed] Anna Willman, Stockholm: Tankesmedjan Fores , 2022, p. 137-157Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Tankesmedjan Fores, 2022
Keywords
Handel, Hållbar utveckling
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-189192 (URN)9789187379901 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-10-12 Created: 2022-10-12 Last updated: 2023-02-16Bibliographically approved
Eliasson, K., Wiréhn, L., Neset, T.-S. & Linnér, B.-O. (2022). Transformations towards sustainable food systems: contrasting Swedish practitioner perspectives with the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy. Sustainability Science, 17, 2411-2425
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transformations towards sustainable food systems: contrasting Swedish practitioner perspectives with the European Commission’s Farm to Fork Strategy
2022 (English)In: Sustainability Science, ISSN 1862-4065, E-ISSN 1862-4057, Vol. 17, p. 2411-2425Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores features of food system transformations towards sustainability in the Farm to Fork Strategy in relation toperspectives of Swedish food system practitioners. Transformations towards sustainable food systems are essential to achievethe United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and the need for more sustainable food systems has been recognised in the European GreenDeal and its Farm to Fork Strategy. The Swedish ambition to act as a global leader in achieving the 2030 Agenda and theEuropean Commission’s aspiration for Europe to lead global food system transformations offer a critical opportunity to studytransformational processes and agents of change in a high-income region with externalised environmental and sustainabilityimpacts. Drawing on theories of complex systems transformations, this study identifies features of food system transformations,exploring places to intervene and examines the roles, responsibilities, and agency related to these changes. The resultsof this study provide three main conclusions highlighting (i) alignment of high-level policy and the perspectives of nationalpractitioners at the paradigm level, especially concerning how food is valued, which is a crucial first step for transformationalprocesses to come about (ii) a lack of clarity as well as diversity of pathways to transform food systems although commonobjectives are expressed, and (iii) governance mechanisms as enablers for a diversity of transformations. Moreover, theseprocesses must acknowledge the contextual and complex nature of food systems and the level of agency and power of actors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tokyo, Japan: Springer, 2022
Keywords
Food policy, Europe, Leverage points, Complex systems, Food production and consumption, Transformational leadership
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-186436 (URN)10.1007/s11625-022-01174-3 (DOI)000815454100001 ()
Note

Funding: Linkoping University - MISTRA-The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research

Available from: 2022-06-24 Created: 2022-06-24 Last updated: 2023-09-15Bibliographically approved
Linnér, B.-O. & Selin, H. (2021). Geopolitics and the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. In: Eva Lövbrand and Malin Mobjörk (Ed.), Anthropocene (in)securities: reflections on collective survival 50 years after the Stockholm Conference (pp. 19-33). Oxford: Oxford University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geopolitics and the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
2021 (English)In: Anthropocene (in)securities: reflections on collective survival 50 years after the Stockholm Conference / [ed] Eva Lövbrand and Malin Mobjörk, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021, p. 19-33Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-181429 (URN)9780198787303 (ISBN)0198787308 (ISBN)
Funder
Mistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2021-11-26 Created: 2021-11-26 Last updated: 2022-03-31Bibliographically approved
Organisations

Search in DiVA

Show all publications