Negative emissions and the politics of a projected future: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), political economy, and the responsibilisation of climate research
Project: Research › Individual research project
Research areas and keywords
UKÄ subject classification
- Climate Research
- Negative emissions, Carbon, Bioenergy, Climate research
the debate on BECCS and negative emission pathways more generally. It seeks to study the socioeconomic and political dimensions of model-based climate research by combining 1) a reconstructive analysis of the history of BECCS in models with 2) a political economic analysis of BECCS-related policy and practice and 3) a participatory engagement with modelers, scientists and policy makers. In doing so we ask to what extent models perform BECCS as a feasible mitigation option, what the implications of this (non)performativity are for the role of modeling in climate policy, and how closer attention to political and social analysis can help inform alternative mitigation scenarios.
The project employs mixed qualitative methods and a theoretical approach that combines political economy with insights from science and technology studies. Our main contribution lies in the ambition to advance a more interdisciplinary research agenda on emission reduction pathways and therewith involve the social sciences more closely in debates on how to meet the Paris Agreement.
|Effective start/end date||2018/12/01 → 2023/11/30|
- Wim Carton - LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies) - Department of Human Geography (PI)
- Natalia Rubiano Rivadeneira - LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies) (Research student)
- Emily Boyd - LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies) (Researcher)
Related research output
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Book chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article