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Hällstrom, N., Stephens, J. C. & Stoddard, I. (2022). What about Geoengineering?. In: Greta Thunberg (Ed.), The Climate Book: . Penguin
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2022 (English)In: The Climate Book / [ed] Greta Thunberg, Penguin, 2022Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Penguin, 2022
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-525092 (URN)
Available from: 2024-03-15 Created: 2024-03-15 Last updated: 2024-04-17
Stoddard, I., Anderson, K., Capstick, S., Carton, W., Depledge, J., Facer, K., . . . Williams, M. (2021). Three Decades of Climate Mitigation: Why Haven't We Bent the Global Emissions Curve?. Annual Review Environment and Resources, 46(1), 653-689
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2021 (English)In: Annual Review Environment and Resources, ISSN 1543-5938, E-ISSN 1545-2050, Vol. 46, no 1, p. 653-689Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite three decades of political efforts and a wealth of research on the causes and catastrophic impacts of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions have continued to rise and are 60% higher today than they were in 1990. Exploring this rise through nine thematic lenses—covering issues of climate governance, the fossil fuel industry, geopolitics, economics, mitigation modeling, energy systems, inequity, lifestyles, and social imaginaries—draws out multifaceted reasons for our collective failure to bend the global emissions curve. However, a common thread that emerges across the reviewed literature is the central role of power, manifest in many forms, from a dogmatic political-economic hegemony and influential vested interests to narrow techno-economic mindsets and ideologies of control. Synthesizing the various impediments to mitigation reveals how delivering on the commitments enshrined in the Paris Agreement now requires an urgent and unprecedented transformation away from today's carbon- and energy-intensive development paradigm.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ANNUAL REVIEWSAnnual Reviews, 2021
Keywords
General Environmental Science
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-456881 (URN)10.1146/annurev-environ-012220-011104 (DOI)000713670600024 ()
Available from: 2021-10-23 Created: 2021-10-23 Last updated: 2024-01-15Bibliographically approved
Barrineau, S., Ishihara, S., Stoddard, I., Anderson, L. & Facer, K. (2021). What Could Sustainable Academic Cultures Be?: A Travelling Conversation. Uppsala
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2021 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2021
Keywords
sustainability, academia, university, care, writing
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-447883 (URN)
Available from: 2021-06-30 Created: 2021-06-30 Last updated: 2021-06-30Bibliographically approved
Anderson, K., Broderick, J. & Stoddard, I. (2020). A factor of two: how the mitigation plans of ‘climate progressive nations’ fall far short of Paris-compliant pathways. Climate Policy, 20(10), 1290-1304
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2020 (English)In: Climate Policy, ISSN 1469-3062, E-ISSN 1752-7457, Vol. 20, no 10, p. 1290-1304Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Paris Agreement establishes an international covenant to reduce emissions in line with holding the increase in temperature to 'well below 2 degrees C horizontal ellipsis and to pursue horizontal ellipsis 1.5 degrees C.' Global modelling studies have repeatedly concluded that such commitments can be delivered through technocratic adjustments to contemporary society, principally price mechanisms driving technical change. However, as emissions have continued to rise, so these models have come to increasingly rely on the extensive deployment of highly speculative negative emissions technologies (NETs). Moreover, in determining the mitigation challenges for industrialized nations, scant regard is paid to the language and spirit of equity enshrined in the Paris Agreement. If, instead, the mitigation agenda of 'developed country Parties' is determined without reliance on planetary scale NETs and with genuine regard for equity and 'common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities', the necessary rates of mitigation increase markedly. This is evident even when considering the UK and Sweden, two nations at the forefront of developing 'progressive' climate change legislation and with clear emissions pathways and/or quantitative carbon budgets. In both cases, the carbon budgets underpinning mitigation policy are halved, the immediate mitigation rate is increased to over 10% per annum, and the time to deliver a fully decarbonized energy system is brought forward to 2035-40. Such a challenging mitigation agenda implies profound changes to many facets of industrialized economies. This conclusion is not drawn from political ideology, but rather is a direct consequence of the international community's obligations under the Paris Agreement and the small and rapidly dwindling global carbon budget. Key Policy Insights Without a belief in the successful deployment of planetary scale negative emissions technologies, double-digit annual mitigation rates are required of developed countries, from 2020, if they are to align their policies with the Paris Agreement's temperature commitments and principles of equity. Paris-compliant carbon budgets for developed countries imply full decarbonization of energy by 2035-40, necessitating a scale of change in physical infrastructure reminiscent of the post-Second World War Marshall Plan. This brings issues of values, measures of prosperity and socio-economic inequality to the fore. The stringency of Paris-compliant pathways severely limits the opportunity for inter-sectoral emissions trading. Consequently aviation, as with all sectors, will need to identify policies to reduce emissions to zero, directly or through the use of zero carbon fuels. The UK and Swedish governments' emissions pathways imply a carbon budget of at least a factor of two greater than their fair contribution to delivering on the Paris Agreement's 1.5-2 degrees C commitment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2020
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400707 (URN)10.1080/14693062.2020.1728209 (DOI)000541291400001 ()
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency, 46532-1
Available from: 2020-01-02 Created: 2020-01-02 Last updated: 2023-06-15Bibliographically approved
Stoddard, I. (2020). What was education for?: Learning in the shadow of climate change. In: David Wright; Stuart B. Hill (Ed.), Social Ecology and Education: Transforming Worldviews & Practices. Oxford: Routledge
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2020 (English)In: Social Ecology and Education: Transforming Worldviews & Practices / [ed] David Wright; Stuart B. Hill, Oxford: Routledge, 2020Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Routledge, 2020
National Category
Climate Research Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400709 (URN)9780367471095 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-01-02 Created: 2020-01-02 Last updated: 2020-08-26Bibliographically approved
Anderson, K., Schrage, J., Stoddard, I., Tuckey, A. & Wetterstedt, M. (2018). A Guide for a Fair Implementation of the Paris Agreement within Swedish Municipalities and Regional Governments: Part II of the Carbon Budget Reports Submitted to Swedish Local Governing Bodies in the 2018 Project "Koldioxidbudgetar 2020-2040". Uppsal: Uppsala universitet
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2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Since 2015, Uppsala University has hosted the Zennström Visiting Professorship in Climate Change Leadership, part of a 10-year series of visiting professorships (2015-2025) funded by Zennström Philanthropies. The ambition of the initiative is to tackle some of the largest challenges climate change poses to humanity, by developing new solutions and enabling transformational change at the intersection of science, politics and innovation. Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and Deputy Director at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research was the second holder of this professorship, taking up the positionin August 2016. He has pioneered research on carbon budgets and pathways to acceptable mitigation levels with a focus on Sweden and the UK (see Anderson et al., 2017 and Kuriakose et al., 2018). In 2017, Järfälla municipality contacted the Climate Change Leadership (CCL) Node at Uppsala University seeking a carbon budget for their municipality which was published later that year (Anderson et al., 2017). When this report was completed, more municipalities contacted CCL to request similar carbon budget calculations. The great interest resulted in the project, “Koldioxidbudgetar 2020-2040” (Carbon budgets 2020-2040) starting in2018 in collaboration with Ramboll. This ongoing project is characterised by a high level of collaboration and knowledge sharing between municipalities (kommuner), regional governments (län) and the Climate Change Leadership Node in order to produce reports that meet the needs and expectations of participating governing bodies. This report is part II of the project. Part I consists of individual carbon budget reports submitted to participating Swedish municipalities and regional governments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsal: Uppsala universitet, 2018. p. 47
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401039 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-04 Created: 2020-01-04 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
Anderson, K., Schrage, J., Stoddard, I., Tuckey, A. & Wetterstedt, M. (2018). Koldioxidbudget 2020-2040: Del 1. Uppsala
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2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2018
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401038 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-04 Created: 2020-01-04 Last updated: 2023-10-26
Anderson, K., Stoddard, I. & Schrage, J. (2017). Carbon budget and pathways to a fossil-free future in Järfälla Municipality. Uppsala: Uppsala University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Carbon budget and pathways to a fossil-free future in Järfälla Municipality
2017 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In 2015, the global community committed to hold global average temperature increase to “well below 2°C above preindustrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C.”. While nations showed clear commitment to the Paris Agreement’s temperature goals, what would those pledges entail for cities desiring to make a fair contribution to addressing climate change? This report is the result of research that the Centre for Sustainable Development (CEMUS) at Uppsala University and SLU conducted on behalf of Järfälla Municipality. The report describes the calculation of a carbon budget for Sweden, followed by a calculation of Järfälla Municipality's carbon budget. The report concludes with a chapter describing emissions reductions pathways (and possible corresponding measures) for Järfälla Municipality if they are to make their fair contribution to the Paris Agreement and pave the way for the transition to a fossil-free future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala University, 2017. p. 38
National Category
Climate Research
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401034 (URN)
Available from: 2020-01-04 Created: 2020-01-04 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
Shephard, K., Brown, K., Connelly, S., Hall, M., Harraway, J., Martin, J., . . . Stoddard, I. (2017). Empowering Students in Higher-Education to Teach and Learn. New Zealand journal of educational studies, 52(1), 41-55
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2017 (English)In: New Zealand journal of educational studies, ISSN 0028-8276, Vol. 52, no 1, p. 41-55Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We explored opportunities, advantages and barriers to enabling students to establish student-led learning events at a New Zealand university. We used an action-research approach to explore if students felt empowered to use the infrastructure of this university to realise something that they themselves set out to achieve. We discovered that, in achieving a series of open discussions about sustainability, students adopted a democratic, distributed form of decision-making, not unlike a typical academic model, with leaders taking temporary roles that included passing on responsibility to those who followed. Students were proud of the events they created and identified the discussion format as something different from their experience as undergraduate students in our institution. This article, co-authored by staff and students, considers whether higher education processes that do empower students do so adequately and the extent to which students are prepared by higher education to take on powerful roles after they graduate.

Keywords
Students as partners, Empowered students, Students as teachers, Student-centred learning and teaching, Blurring of teaching and learning roles
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-337768 (URN)10.1007/s40841-016-0072-x (DOI)000412510100004 ()
Available from: 2018-01-12 Created: 2018-01-12 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Stoddard, I., Rieser, I., Andersson, S. & Friman, E. (2012). Igniting a Learning Revolution: Student-Run Higher Education for Sustainable Development. Solutions Journal, 3(5), 34-39
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2012 (English)In: Solutions Journal, ISSN 2154-0896, E-ISSN 2154-0926, Vol. 3, no 5, p. 34-39Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-217847 (URN)
Available from: 2014-02-05 Created: 2014-02-05 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
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