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Environment Pitches

InsSciDE’s Environment work package intends to trace how environmental monitoring has long been an important resource for science diplomacy precisely because it challenges the notion of fixed boundaries between scientists and diplomats, and between the natural world and international affairs.

The pitches below articulate the subject-matter, background, aims and methodologies of each Environment case study.

Environment - all pitches:

InsSciDE Environment Pitches








Environment - individual pitches:

InsSciDE Pitch 7.1

Pitch 7.1 - Origins of environmental monitoring in Europe: NATO and the Cold War legacy



This pitch outlines how case study 7.1 deals with the organization of original research and environmental monitoring activities under the aegis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

InsSciDE Pitch 7.2

Pitch 7.2 - Co-production of science and diplomacy in environmental monitoring: the case of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea




This pitch outlines how case study 7.2 focusses on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), investigating how scientists and diplomats have forged important synergies that shape environmental monitoring exercises and practices

InsSciDE Pitch 7.3

Pitch 7.3 - The networks of Arctic Monitoring and Assessments and the objectives of the Arctic Council




This pitch outlines how case study 7.3 focuses on formal scientific assessments of the Arctic environment which have become important features in both the public and the political understanding of the region/

InsSciDE Pitch 7.4

Pitch 7.4 - Environmental change communication as a diplomacy problem




This pitch outlines how case study 7.4 places the Arctic and the record sea ice minima into the broader context of communication about climate change and the role of the Arctic in that continuum.

InsSciDE Pitch 7.5

Pitch 7.5 - Traditional knowledge and monitoring in climate negotiations




This pitch outlines how case study 7.5 deals with the inclusion of traditional knowledge alongside science expertise in the climate regime and, more specifically, in monitoring techniques.