Nature–Culture–Sustainability Studies

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Wartime Mobilisation and Rapid Climate Change | (VIDEO)

Lecture

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum

Laurence Delina's work explores governance and institutional arrangements in the politics and policy of sustainability, focusing on sustainable energy transitions and rapid climate mitigation. His book, Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation (Routledge 2016), investigates what can be learned from wartime mobilization to achieve rapid deployment of sustainable energy technologies. As a Pardee Center Post-Doc, he is leading a research project on sustainable energy transitions in developing countries. This project led to his most recent book, Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development (Routledge 2017), which explores how transitions away from carbon-based fuel sources to renewables occur in fourteen developing countries.

Laurence Delina

Laurence Delina, a Filipino scholar and author, is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University He is the author of Strategies for Rapid Climate Mitigation: Wartime mobilisation as policy model?, Accelerating Sustainable Energy Transition(s) in Developing Countries: The challenges of climate change and sustainable development, and Climate Actions: Strategies for social mobilisation.