Nils Markusson

Lancaster University
United Kingdom

Nils Markusson works on the politics of environmental technology, aiming to understand the relationship between how we think about and use technology in response to environmental problems, and political processes. He has published on cleaner technology, carbon capture and storage, and climate geoengineering. Nils’ recent work applies cultural political economy to CDR in order to understand mitigation deterrence risks.


Nils Markusson, David Tyfield, Mads Dahl-Gjefsen, & Jennie Stephens. 2020. “Promises of climate engineering after neoliberalism.” In Has it come to this?: Promises and perils of geoengineering on the brink, New Brunswick NJ : Rutgers University Press (November 2020).

Nils Markusson, Nazmiye Balta-Ozkan, Jason Chilvers, Peter Healey, David Reiner, & Duncan McLaren. 2020. “Social Science Sequestered,” Frontiers in Climate (June 2020).

Duncan McLaren & Nils Markusson. 2020. “The co-evolution of technological promises, modelling, policies and climate change targets,” Nature Climate Change (April 2020).

Duncan McLaren, David Tyfield, Rebecka Willis, Bronislaw Szerszynski, & Nils Markusson. 2019. “Beyond ‘Net-Zero’: A case for separate targets for emissions reduction and negative emissions,” Frontiers in Climate (August 2019).

Nils Markusson, Duncan McLaren, & David Tyfield. 2018. “Towards a cultural political economy of mitigation deterrence by negative emissions technologies (NETs),” Global Sustainability (October 2018).