There is a need to examine the social dimension of politics and the administration's understanding of sustainability, which goes beyond a focus on better technology and economic reforms. We need a greater understanding of the social dimension of low carbon technology and development policy in both high-income and low-income countries. There is a great need to combine research on both social and technological innovation on the one hand and social and environmental justice on the other. The big question is whether we can change our market economy to become sustainable or whether society will need to make a radical transition to a more deeply ecological society.
The intersection of environmental policy, international development and social policy
My main interest is political issues related to low carbon development and sustainable development. I have a monograph published on the social challenges of sustainable development / low carbon development published on Routledge / Earthscan. I have also been involved in publishing 4 volumes of the Routledge Major Works Collection on low carbon development / sustainable development and been a co-author of the first textbook in Low Carbon Development. I have been a guest editor for two special editions of Sustainability and Energies which were published in 2018. I have published in journals such as Energy Policy, Energies, Sustainable Development, Energy for Sustainable Development, International Journal of Water Resources Development, Futures, Environment, Development and Sustainability and Asia and Pacific Policy Studies, Social Policy and Administration, Social Policy and Society and Journal of Educational Change. I have served on the board of the University of Southampton's Strategic Research Group (USRGs) Clean Carbon and I have been a member of the International Center for Ecohydraulics Research (ICER) for four years.
I have been involved in the ESRC research project 'China Goes Global: A comparative study of Chinese hydropower dams in Africa and Asia' and the Wolkswagen Stiftungs / Svenska Riksbanken Jubileumsfonden's research project 'Technological Trajectories for Climate Change Mitigation in China, India and the EU' with focus on research on sustainable development and technological innovation.
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Sustainable Energy Transformations in Aviation (SETA)
I am now involved and run together with KTH a major research project (2020 - 2024) that aims to contribute to knowledge that will accelerate a sustainable energy transition in the Swedish aviation sector. We want to do this by exploring the socio-technical possibilities and obstacles that are related to such a change, where we focus on bio-based jet fuels and electric aircraft. The project is intended to be an interdisciplinary collaboration between three doctoral students and their supervisors at KTH and Linköping University