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Looting the Ivory Tower: interview with academics about UK energy policy and nuclear motivations…

Sometimes academics ARE useful to social movements. They have the time and sometimes the training to do research that can help social movements understand what is actually going on, behind the hype, the PR and the intense battles. Much of … Continue reading

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Looting the Ivory Tower: On the UK Climate Change Act 2008…

Lorenzoni, I. and Benson, D. 2014. Radical institutional change in environmental governance: Explaining the origins of the UK Climate Change Act 2008 through discursive and streams perspectives.  Global Environmental Change, Vol. 29 pp.210-21. The TL;DR. You can look at the … Continue reading

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On renewables versus fossil fuels- games incumbents play… #Manchester #climate #LootingTIvoryTower

Here’s the latest “Looting the Ivory Tower” blog post, by Sarah Warren. Sarah worked in the NHS for a number of years and is currently studying with the Centre for Alternative Technology in North Wales, towards a MSc in Sustainability … Continue reading

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Learning adaptation from Mozambique. #Manchester lags behind… #LootingTIvoryTower

Manchester could learn from Mozambique is the message in this second “Looting the Ivory Tower” blog post. But do we have the either the humility and capacity to do so?  Jon Silver of Durham University reviews a really good academic … Continue reading

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Good Article on Local Government Adaptation #LootingTIvoryTower

Paper(s) under discussion Porter, J.,Demeritt, D. and Dessai, S. 2015. The right stuff? informing adaptation to climate change in British Local Government. Global Environmental Change, Vol. 35, pp. 411-422. What’s the issue? (and why should we care) Are British local … Continue reading

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