DECARBONIZATION

The Geopolitics of Decarbonization

The Geopolitics of Decarbonization has been identified as one of the central thematic research topics of the Mistra Geopolitics Programme. Changes in the geopolitical landscape may have far-reaching implications on the opportunities to drive sustainable development agendas. At the same time, the transitional changes that are needed to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions will have geopolitical repercussions, both due to the implications of declining fossil fuel demands, and to the consequences of development and expansion of new sources of energy and materials required for the transition.

Understanding the implications of this reconfiguration, which is already underway, touches on issues of security, human development and environmental change that are fundamental to the Programme.

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How can trade and finance dependencies develop?

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Will flows of raw materials and commodities change?

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Why are socially just transitions a geopolitical issue?

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How can technological shifts affect geopolitics?

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How can trade and finance dependencies develop?

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Will flows of raw materials and commodities change?

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Why are socially just transitions a geopolitical issue?

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How can technological shifts affect geopolitics?

HIGHLIGHTS

Selections from our recent work on decarbonization

PUBLICATIONS

Our work on decarbonization to date

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How can trade and finance dependencies develop?

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Will flows of raw materials and commodities change?

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Why are socially just transitions a geopolitical issue?

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How can technological shifts affect geopolitics?

TEAM

Meet the team working on the 'geopolitics of decarbonization' theme

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Timothy Suljada

Team leader
Timothy Suljada
leads
the geopolitics of
decarbonisation theme.

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Daria Ivleva

Researcher
Daria Ivleva
is researching the
effect of trade and investment
on decarbonization and geopolitics.

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André Manberger

Researcher
André Manberger
is researching how global metal flows
for low carbon energy systems
interact with security.

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Taylor Dimsdale

Researcher
Taylor Dimsdale is researching the role of new financial institutions and how changing financial flows affects decarbonization.

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Claudia Strambo

Researcher
Claudia Strambo is researching just transitions and the geopolitics of decarbonization in the EU.

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Maria Jernnäs

Researcher
Maria Jernnäs is researching governance mechanisms for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

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Björn-Ola Linnér

Researcher
Björn-Ola Linnér is researching governance mechanisms for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

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Karl Hallding

Researcher
Karl Hallding is analysing China’s energy investments in the Belt and Road Initiative.

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Dennis Tänzler

Researcher
Dennis Tänzler's research focuses on climate and energy policies as well as peace and conflict studies.

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