Benjamin Kaplan Weinger

Benjamin Kaplan Weinger

PhD Student



M.A. Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, 2022

Thesis: Thirty Years On: Planetary Climate Planning and the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee of the UNFCCC

B.A. Geography (Individualized), New York University, 2020


Political geography; comparative climate planning; normative dimensions of climate governance; climate justice

Selected Publications

Weinger, B.K. 2023. Thirty years on: Planetary climate planning and the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee. Global Environmental Change 80: 1-14.

Weinger, B.K. 2021. Scripting climate futures: The geographical assumptions of climate planning. Political Geography 88: 1-13.

Weinger, B.K. 2021. The COVID-climate moment: Approximating planetary crisis in Palestine/Israel. Antipode.

Arefin, M.R., & B.K. Weinger. 2020. Infrastructural occupations: Waste and electricity in Palestine. Cultural Geographies 28(3): 569-572.

Grants & Awards

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2020-2025)

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship (2021-2022)


John Agnew (chair)

Stephanie Pincetl

Kelly Kay


Climate Fellow, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Energy & Sustainability (2021-present)

Research Fellow, Earth System Governance (2022-present)

Climate Social Science Network (2022-present)