Kjell Kühne

Kjell Kühne


I work on ending the burning of fossil fuels in time to maintain reasonable climate stability on our home planet, through the Leave it in the Ground Initiative (LINGO).

I have previous degrees in anthropology, psychology, education and Chinese studies.

Research interests

My PhD research focuses on understanding the few cases where oil, gas and coal have stayed in the ground.

Some of the research has focused on:

  1. ) Quantifying emissions impacts of the Keep it in the Ground (KING) Movement:

Big numbers for bold activists: A quick method for estimating potential emissions of fossil fuel projects. Energy Research & Social Science, Volume 79, September 2021, 102172

  1. ) Identifying Carbon Bombs globally:

“Carbon Bombs” - Mapping key fossil fuel projects. Energy Policy, Article accepted for publication 25 Mar 2022.

  1. ) Understanding the successful resistance against fracking in Mexico

Research groups and institutes

  • Climate solutions
  • Energy and Climate Change Mitigation
  • Economics and Policy for Sustainability
  • Geosolutions Leeds
  • Social and Political Dimensions of Sustainability
  • Sustainability Research Institute