Implementing effective and just net zero policies (IMPERFECT)
This project aims to support integrated, multi-level, net zero governance in the UK. The research approach looks to integrate different disciplines and different societal actors to arrive at practical insights and policy pathways to unlock the capabilities of local authorities, businesses, and others to realise progress towards net zero locally. Developing the typology to classify net zero policies and translating these into local capability challenges and opportunities will include place-based workshops in two local authorities and co creation to deliver policy toolkits, case studies, interactive artwork, and academic papers.
This project is intended to support actors who are or may have responsibility for delivering net zero through place-based action and to help better understand and navigate responsibilities and the instrumental use of national policy to progress local place-based net zero ambitions.
The project is led by a multi-disciplinary SHAPE research team to draw insights from a range of disciplines, including policy studies, law, geography, sociology, and science and technology studies. The team consists of:
- Principal Investigator: Dr Colin Nolden, School of Law, University of Bristol and Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
- Co-Investigators: Dr Jake Barnes, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford; Professor Morag McDermont, School of Law, University of Bristol and Centre for Sociodigital Futures, University of Bristol
- Research Assistant: Esme McMillan, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford