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Beyond ‘Net-Zero’: A case for separate targets for emissions reduction and negative emissions
26th November 2019
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This paper, published in the journal Frontiers In Climate, and co-authored with Duncan McLaren, David Tyfield, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Nils Markusson, examines the policy framework required for successful governance of negative emissions technologies.

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The role of national politicians in global climate governance
26th November 2019
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This paper, published in the journal Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, examines how politicians understand their role in governance of the climate system.

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Building the political mandate for climate action
10th December 2018
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This briefing, published by Green Alliance, summarises a four-year research project for Lancaster University.

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The use of composite narratives to present interview findings
26th July 2018
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This paper, published in the journal Qualitative Research, details the method used to analyse and present interview findings with politicians.

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Constructing a ‘Representative Claim’ for Action on Climate Change: Evidence from Interviews with Politicians
15th February 2018
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This paper, published in the journal Political Studies, investigates how politicians develop a democratic case for action on climate change.

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How Members of Parliament understand and respond to climate change
19th September 2017
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This paper, published in the Sociological Review, looks at climate change from the politician’s point of view. It offers four stories of different politicians’ strategies.

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Taming The Climate? Corpus analysis of politicians’ speech on climate change
19th January 2017
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A paper in the journal Environmental Politics, analysing how politicians talk about climate change.

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Cultures of Community Energy
31st May 2016
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This report, for the British Academy, profiles eleven community energy projects across England, Scotland, Wales and six other countries. It focuses on the cultural factors influencing community energy.

The British Academy have also produced a report drawing on this research, offering policy recommendations for community energy.

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Paris 2015: Getting a global agreement on climate change
12th September 2014
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At the Paris summit in 2015, 196 countries will meet to sign a new climate change agreement. But will it be meaningful and result in action? As well as outlining what needs to be agreed at the summit, this report by Green Alliance, produced with Christian Aid, Greenpeace, RSPB and WWF, sets out what has changed since the first Rio summit in 1992, the prospects for this agreement and why global agreement is needed.

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“A model for change: energy for the public, not for the market”, in Green Social Democracy: Better Homes in Better Places, Green Alliance, 2013
24th September 2013
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How can we transform our energy markets to put people at the centre of energy policy? This essay is part of a collection by Green Alliance which looks at how to deliver sustainable communities, reconciling the importance of social and environmental capital with the need to create many hundreds of thousands of new homes.

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