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Rafael Rosales

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

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Rafael Rosales researches the governance of energy transitions, with sustainable transport and mobility as a particular area of interest. His focus is on public coordination of transport policy, and the role of cities in contributing to global climate governance.

Rafael’s PhD project at the University of Bergen, Norway, looked at what policy tools urban authorities have when working towards more energy efficient and sustainable freight transportation.

Country(ies) of Specialty


Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Renewable energy

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Haarstad, Håvard, et al. ‘Freight Logistics and the City’. Urban Studies, vol. 61, no. 1, Jan. 2024, pp. 3–19. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1177/00420980231177265.

Rosales, Rafael, and Håvard Haarstad. ‘Governance Challenges for Urban Logistics: Lessons from Three Norwegian Cities’. Environmental Policy and Governance, vol. 33, no. 3, 2023, pp. 221–31. DOI.org (Crossref), https://doi.org/10.1002/eet.2015.