Barriers and Pathways to Climate Action

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Inspired by the theme of the 2024 Annual Conference of The Eastern Sociological Society, “The Social Side of the Climate Crisis”, we invite submissions for a special collection on “Barriers and Pathways to Climate Action.” We welcome original research contributions from all social science disciplines, regardless of methodology, that focus on identifying and analyzing societal barriers and/or pathways to action on climate mitigation and adaptation. We also welcome contributions that offer commentary and reflection on action barriers and/or pathways in educational and pedagogical contexts, as well as contributions that focus on barriers and pathways to coalition building, action, and knowledge mobilization among social scientists, natural scientists, interest groups, indigenous communities and perspectives, other knowledge systems, and activist groups, broadly defined.  This collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 10, SDG 13, and SDG 17.

Group of activists protesting for climate change.


  • Colin Jerolmack

    Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, New York University, USA

  • Andrew Jorgenson

    Professor of Sociology, Director of Climate & Society Lab, The University of British Columbia, Canada

  • Myron Strong

    Associate Professor, The Community College of Baltimore County, USA

  • Fernando Tormos-Aponte

    Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Please follow the steps detailed on this page, to prepare your manuscript for submission. Submissions are handled via our online submission system. When filling out the manuscript information, in the "Subject Terms" tab, select the "Barriers and Pathways to Climate Action Collection from the alphabetical list. Authors should express their interest in the Collection in their cover letter.