Nathan Wood

Nathan Wood


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. 

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 


  • 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