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

SEI

Timothy Suljada

Adelphi and Mistra Geopolitics

Daria Ivleva

LTH

André Manberger

E3G

Taylor Dimsdale

SEI

Claudia Strambo

PhD student

Maria Jernnäs

Linköping University

Björn-Ola Linnér

SEI

Karl Hallding

Adelphi

Dennis Tänzler

SEI

Timothy Suljada

Timothy Suljada is Acting Head of the Climate, Energy and Society Unit at Stockholm Environment Institute. He is a policy analyst and project manager, specializing in the fields of energy, climate change and development. Tim is engaged in the Mistra Geopolitics research theme the geopolitics of decarbonization and led this theme 2017-2020.

Telephone:+46 72 237 4421

Adelphi and Mistra Geopolitics

Daria Ivleva

Daria Ivleva is a project manager for adelphi in the field of international cooperation, climate, and energy. In Mistra Geopolitics, she works on geopolitics of decarbonization.

Telephone:+49 (30) 8900068-76

LTH

André Manberger

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

E3G

Taylor Dimsdale

Taylor Dimsdale is Research Director for E3G. He works on several programmes including climate risk and security, the geopolitics of decarbonization, sustainable finance, and climate diplomacy. In Mistra Geopolitics, he works on geopolitics of decarbonization.

SEI

Claudia Strambo

Claudia Strambo is a Research Fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute. Her research interests include energy transition and sustainable development policy in emerging economies, international environmental regimes, and theory of international environmental politics. In Mistra Geopolitics, she works on geopolitics of decarbonization.

Telephone:+46 70 388 2680

PhD student

Maria Jernnäs

Maria holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree, both from Linköping University, Sweden. She took her master’s degree in International and European Relations and her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. Her research concerns the conditions for international collaboration on climate change after the 2015 Paris Agreement and focuses especially on the roles that the state has, or can have, in global climate governance, and what could shape the state’s role. In the Mistra Geopolitics programme, her work was related to Work Package 4, The Interrelationships between Shifting Geopolitical Landscapes and the SDGs. Maria was active in Phase I of Mistra Geopolitics.

Telephone:+4613282267

Linköping University

Björn-Ola Linnér

Björn-Ola Linnér: Programme Director of Mistra Geopolitics and Professor at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research at Linköping University. He analyses how the political processes and actors affect conditions for social changes towards sustainable development in different parts of the world. He has a long experience in research dialogues with various societal actors, such as the climate convention’s secretariat, governments, businesses and environmental organizations.

SEI

Karl Hallding

Karl Hallding is a senior research fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) where he is a research leader on the global research directorate. His research deals with the transformation of the energy system, with a specific analysis on how energy and climate policies affect this transformation.

Telephone:+46708409218

Adelphi

Dennis Tänzler

Dennis Tänzler is Director of International Climate Policy at adelphi. His research focuses on climate and energy policies as well as on peace and conflict studies. In Mistra Geopolitics, he works on geopolitics of decarbonization.

Telephone:+49 (30) 8900068-20

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