Nathan Wood

Nathan Wood

Profile

I am a doctoral candiate within the Sustainability Research Institue and Interdisciplinary Applied Ethics Centre. My research is concerned with local and global climate justice. I am interested in the risks that climate adaptation and mitigation policies pose to already vulnerable groups. As part of my research I look into how we can conceptualise this process and how we might formulate policy that better avoids these outcomes. I work with the capabilities approach to conceptualise how these 
vulnerabilities arise and how they might be exacerbated.

I am also interested in exploring alternative policy measures as to how we might curb societal and personal emissions in equitable and more inclusive ways. In particular I am keen to explore policy measures which look beyond market mechanisms as a means of curbing emissions.

I studied Environment, Economics, and Ecology at the University of York, before converting to a MEnv with a focus on corportate social responsibility. 

Funding
Awarded by the IDEA Centre and the School of Earth and Environment

Research interests

Climate change, climate justice, ethics, capabilities approach, energy justice, carbon rationing 

Qualifications

  • MEnv Environment, Economics and Ecology (Hons), University of York (2016)

Research groups and institutes

  • Energy and Climate Change Mitigation
  • Social and Political Dimensions of Sustainability