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Marco Grasso

University of Milan-Bicocca

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Marco Grasso, Ph.D., is professor of Political Geography in the Department of Sociology and Social Research at the University of Milano-Bicocca. His research focuses on the sustainability transitions and on the governance of global commons. Through his work, Grasso aims to develop transformative, fair, and politically innovative responses to address the multiple and compounding risks our societies currently face. He has recently published From Big Oil to Big Green: Holding the Oil Industry to Account for the Climate Crisis (MIT Press, 2022).

Focus areas of expertise

Greenwashing Climate policy and politics Climate Justice Fossil fuels

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Benetti, S., Gamba, S., and Grasso, M. ‘Taranto: a flickering landscape of illusory progress, vanished hope, and invisible beauty‘, Landscape Research, forthcoming

Grasso, M. ‘Legitimacy and procedural justice: how might stratospheric aerosol injection function in the public interest?’, Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, 9, 187.

Grasso, M. and Delatin Rodrigues, D. ‘Disrupting to decarbonise socio-energy systems: The ‘carbon transformation axes’ framework’, Energy Research & Social Science, 90, 102557.

Grasso, M. ‘From Big Oil to Big Green. Holding the Oil Industry to Account for the Climate Crisis, MIT Press, Cambridge, Ma. ISBN 978-0262543743

Marco Grasso. 2020. “Towards a broader climate ethics: Confronting the oil industry with morally relevant facts” Energy Research & Social Science (April 2020)

Marco Grasso and Katia Vladimirova. 2020. “A moral analysis of carbon majors’ role in climate change” Environmental Values (April 2020)

Marco Grasso, M. and J. David Tàbara. 2019. “Towards a moral compass to guide sustainability transformations in a High-End Climate Change world” Sustainability (May 2019)

Marco Grasso. 2019. “Oily politics: A critical assessment of the oil and gas industry’s contribution to climate change” Energy Research & Social Science (April 2019)

Marco Grasso. 2019. “Sulfur in the sky with diamonds: An inquiry into the feasibility of solar geoengineering” Global Policy (January 2019)

Marco Grasso. 2018. “Just instruments for adaptation finance” Analyse & Kritik (November 2018)

Marco Grasso. 2017. “Achieving the Paris goals: Consumption-based carbon accounting” Geoforum (February 2017)

Marco Grasso. 2015. “The political feasibility of consumption-based carbon accounting” New Political Economy (December 2015)

Marco Grasso and J. Timmons Roberts. 2014. “A compromise to break the climate impasse” Nature Climate Change (June 2014)