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Jesse Benjamin Schrage

PhD Candidate, Doctoral Research Fellow
  • E-mailJesse.Schrage@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckels gate 6
    Lauritz Meltzers hus
    5007 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

I am a doctoral fellow at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, in the Department of Geography.

In my PhD I am motivated to combine two academic fields that I have a fond interest in: the literature on urban climate governance on one hand, with the particular approach provided by the theory of social practices on the other. A combination that provides the opportunity to explore much-needed research on the socio-political dimension of rapid decarbonisation. In my research, I focus on a range of Nordic cities and their work in implementing often ambitious climate measures. An attention to the range of social practices that will be affected sheds light on the room for manoeuvre owned by cities in their climate work, and the political feasibility of climate transformations as they unfold locally.

In addition to this, I also work with the project "klimabudsjett 2.0" where my research focuses on how cities can align their goals and actions with the temperature goals set in the Paris Agreement. This includes the development of regional carbon budget and, through working with the project partners, mapping the governance implications these hold for cities in Norway. 


Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). How do cities challenge patterns of demand? Characterising the local governance of climate change in Nordic cities. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Developing positional awareness in sustainability science: four archetypes for early career scientists working in an SDG world. Sustainability Science. 1-6.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Using collaborative hackathons to coproduce knowledge on local climate adaptation governance. Current Research in Environmental Sustainability. 9 pages.

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