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Maël Ihamouchène is a PhD student in the Department of Geography. His research looks at the socio-technical, political and cultural challenges to the large-scale implementation of nature-based mitigation pathways. The project engages with the debate around the potential of natural climate solutions and it addresses the differential barriers to creating carbon sinks in different social-ecological systems. Maël holds a BA in Human and Social Sciences from Paris II Pantheon-Assas University and a MRes in International Relations from the University of St-Andrews. He also studied Politics and Environmental Governance at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden and Fudan University in China. His broader academic interests include Political Ecology, innovation system approaches to long-term sustainable transitions and nature-based solutions applied to social and environmental issues.


Thesis title: BEHIND CLIMATE MODELS: THE COMPLEXITY OF IMPLEMENTING NATURE-BASED MITIGATION PATHWAYS An international study of the socio-technical, political and cultural challenges to the nationwide diffusion of natural climate solutions

PhD supervision

Principal supervisor: Professor Frans Berkhout

Secondary supervisor: Dr Alex Loftus

Further details

See Maël's research profile