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Biography

Maël Ihamouchène is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography. His research looks at the socio-technical, political and cultural challenges to the large-scale implementation of negative emission technologies and natural climate solutions. The study especially focuses on Afforestation/Reforestation (A/R), Biochar and BECCS. The project engages with the debate around the potential of such 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 innovation system approaches to long-term sustainable transitions, the geography of innovations, STS and Political Ecology.

Research

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

Further details

See Maël's research profile