A new paper by Tim Schwanen looks at the relationship between research on sustainability transitions and the academic discipline of Human Geography.
Phasing out coal, sustaining coal communities? Living with technological decline in sustainability pathways
Policy mixes are particularly important for supporting transitions to lower-energy systems. Do current UK energy policy goals and instruments add up to a coherent policy mix suitable for fostering such transitions? What is the impact of the current policy mix?
The diffusion of low-energy systems needs to be accelerated to address climate change. What lessons can be learned from historical case studies about the technological, political, cultural and economic actions and mechanisms that accelerate diffusion?
Senior CIED researchers organised a workshop on ‘Policy Mixes for Sustainability Transitions’ held in Pelham House, Lewes on 1-3 February.
In this blog, Dr Florian Kern discusses the future of the Technological Innovation Systems approach, identifying three key challenges facing the framework. Today the 5th annual gathering of the community studying sustainability transitions (organised in the Sustainability Transitions Research Network) starts in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Such conferences always present a good opportunity to step back …