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William F. Lamb

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

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William F. Lamb is an interdisciplinary researcher based in Berlin, Germany. His work focuses on the linkages between human well-being and climate change mitigation, in the historical context of country development pathways, as well as contemporary climate policies and politics. William is interested in the discourses surrounding energy use, well-being and climate change; the political economy of a rapid transition; and evidence synthesis for qualitative research and global environmental assessments.

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William F. Lamb, Giulio Mattioli, Sebastian Levi, J. Timmons Roberts, Jan C. Minx, Finn Müller-Hansen, Julia K. Steinberger, et al. 2020. “Discourses of climate delay,” Global Sustainability (July 2020).

William F. Lamb & Jan C. Minx. 2020. “The political economy of national climate policy: Architectures of constraint and a typology of countries,” Energy Research and Social Science (June 2020).

William F. Lamb, Felix Creutzig, Max W. Callaghan, & Jan C. Minx. 2019. “Learning about urban climate solutions from case studies,” Nature Climate Change (March 2019).

Felix Creutzig et al. 2018. “Towards demand-side solutions for mitigating climate change,” Nature Climate Change (April 2018).

Daniel W. O’Neill, Andrew L. Fanning, William F. Lamb, & Julia K. Steinberger. 2018. “A good life for all within planetary boundaries,” Nature Sustainability (February 2018).

William F. Lamb & Julia K. Steinberger. 2017. “Human well-being and climate change mitigation,” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change (August 2017).

William F. Lamb. 2016. “Which countries avoid carbon-intensive development?” Journal of Cleaner Production (September 2016).

William F. Lamb & Narasimha D. Rao. 2015. “Human development in a climate-constrained world: What the past says about the future,” Global Environmental Change (July 2015).

William F. Lamb, Julia K. Steinberger, Alice Bows-Larkin, G. P. Peters, J. Timmons Roberts, & Frances Ruth Wood. 2014. “Transitions in pathways of human development and carbon emissions,” Environmental Research Letters (January 2014).