Sustainability and Circular Economy research cluster

'Energy, climate change and low carbon transitions' theme

As an engine of economic growth, fossil fuels have undoubtedly contributed to a phenomenal rise in the living standards of humanity—albeit with the benefits unevenly distributed. However, we now recognise that burning hydrocarbons and releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere has come at a significant environmental risk in the shape of climate change, and, again the impacts won’t be homogenously distributed.

Within this theme, we research the effectiveness of energy, climate and low carbon policy interventions in addressing what many consider the greatest challenge of the twenty-first century. We’re particularly interested in the impacts of renewables technologies, carbon trading schemes as well as climate activism inside and outside companies.

Selected publications

  • Jia, F., Rutherford, C., & Lamming, R. (2016). Cultural adaptation and socialisation between Western buyers and Chinese suppliers: The formation of a hybrid culture. International Business Review.
  • Jia, F., Sun, H., & Koh, L. (2016). Global solar photovoltaic industry: an overview and national competitiveness of Taiwan. Journal of Cleaner Production, 126, 550-562.
  • Bryant, G., Dabhi, S. and Boehm, S. (2015) ‘‘Fixing’ the climate crisis: Capital, states and carbon offsetting in India’, Environment and Planning A, 47 (10), 2047-2063.
  • Boehm, S. and Dabhi, S. (eds). 2009. Upsetting the Offset: The Political Economy of Carbon Markets. London: Mayfly.
  • Boehm, S. and Dabhi, S. 2011. ‘Fault lines in climate policy: what role for carbon markets?’, Climate Policy, 11(6): 1389-1392.
  • Boehm, S., Brei, V. and Dabhi, S. 2015. ‘EDF Energy’s Green CSR Claims Examined: The Follies of Global Carbon Commodity Chains’, Global Networks, 15 (S1), S87–S107.
  • Boehm, S., Misoczky, M.C. & Moog, S. 2012. ‘Greening Capitalism? A Marxist Critique of Carbon Markets’, Organization Studies, 33(11): 1617-1638.
  • Correia, F., Howard. M., Pye, A. Hawkins, B., and Lamming, R. 2013. Low Carbon Procurement: An Emerging Agenda. Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management. Research Note. 19. 58-64.
  • Pearse, R. and Boehm, S., 2014. ‘Ten reasons why carbon markets will not bring about radical emissions reductions’, Carbon Management, 5 (4), 325-337.
  • Sahnoun, M., Baudry, D., Mustafee, N., Louis, A., Smart, P.A., Godsiff, P. and Mazari, B.Modelling and simulation of operation and maintenance strategy for offshore wind farms based on multiagent system. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing. Springer (accepted, in press).
  • Skoglund A., and Boehm, S. (forthcoming) ‘Wind Power Activism: Epistemic struggles in the formation of eco-ethical selves at Vattenfall’, in Bulkeley H, Paterson M, Stripple J. (eds) Towards a Cultural Politics of Climate Change: Devices, Desires and Dissent. Routledge.