Dear Readers,

This issue of the Quarterly Magazine focusses on the possibilities and challenges invoked by the goal of 'Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change' – the motto of the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, held from 31st October – 12th November.

The Special Editor of this volume, Lauren Eastwood, Policy Field Convenor for Climate Change and Sustainability Governance, has brought together a very interesting collection of contributions from current and past fellows at the Centre, and their collaborators. This includes an introduction by Lauren herself as well as reflections on the development of carbon markets (Betz and Castro), the moral hazards of solar radiation management (Sconfienza); justice claims at the COP (Schapper); the waning of neoliberalism in climate change politics (Mauelshagen); visual climate storytelling by Fridays for Futures (Shim and de Vries); and rethinking environmental politics through the lens of critical fantasy studies (Mert).

You might also be interested in the reports on a series of events on Heinrich Barth as a masterind of Euro-African cooperation, peace- and state-building in Afghanistan and our Mid-Term Conference on New Avenues of Global Cooperation Research. The issue also includes information on new fellows joining the Centre and two recent publications by fellows.


We wish you a good read!


Sigrid Quack
Managing Director

Sigrid Quack is the Managing Director of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) and Professor of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen. She can be reached at quack@gcr21.uni-due.de.