Organisation och personal

Magdalena Kuchler

biträdande universitetslektor vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, Naturresurser och Hållbar utveckling

018-471 6885
Villavägen 16
75236 Uppsala
Villavägen 16
75236 Uppsala

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My research experience and interests include:

- global energy governance, energy security/transition;
- resource geographies/materialities, political ecology;
- technological innovation, sociotechnical imaginaries;
- sustainable development, post-politics, green utopia;
- global environmental/climate governance, carbon markets;
- food security, bioenergy, biotechnology, bioeconomy;

Nyckelord: climate change energy governance climate governance energy fossil fuels shale gas political science politics energy security energy transition mitigation international relations resource materialities geopolitics biofuels bioenergy

Mina kurser


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With transdisciplinary experience at the intersection of environmental and political science, my overall research interest has been in two interconnected global carbon challenges: the first related to the constrained flow of fossil fuels that increases securitization of energy supplies and calls for alternatives; the second concerned with the unconstrained use of hydrocarbons that increases GHG concentrations in the atmosphere and necessitates mitigation measures.

In my dissertation, defended in September 2012 at Linköping University, I address these two challenges by investigating how three global expert organizations – IEA, IPCC and FAO – convey and advocate bioenergy as a solution to energy insecurity, climate change and rural crisis. Based on my meticulously critical analysis of their scenarios, assessments, guidelines and recommendations, I unmask powerful narratives and conflicts in projections offered by these institutions to decision-makers.

In my postdoctoral research at Linköping University's Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, I turn my focus towards the second carbon problem. I critically analyse legitimacy of the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – established to help reduce GHG emissions and facilitate sustainable development goals – by exposing structural barriers for civil society participation.

As postdoctoral researcher in global energy systems, I intend to carry out a transdisciplinary study in which – by taking the European Union, Poland and the United Kingdom as a vantage point – I will address material and political representations of shale gas epitomising some of the fundamental questions regarding energy security, sustainable energy transition and future energy governance.


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