Scholars

William F. Lamb

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Germany

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.

Publications

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 3(e17), 1–5 (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 64 (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 194 (March 2019).

Felix Creutzig, Joyashree Roy, William F. Lamb, Inês M. L. Azevedo, Wändi Bruine de Bruin, Holger Dalkmann, Elke U. Weber, et al. 2018. “Towards demand-side solutions for mitigating climate change,”

Nature Climate Change 8, 260–271 (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 1, 88–95 (February 2018).

William F. Lamb & Julia K. Steinberger. 2017. “Human well-being and climate change mitigation,”

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 8(6), 1–16 (August 2017).

William F. Lamb. 2016. “Which countries avoid carbon-intensive development?

Journal of Cleaner Production 131, 523–533 (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 33, 14–22 (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 9(1), 1–9 (January 2014).

Media Coverage

William F. Lamb’s research on discourses of climate delay featured. Nicht ich. Nicht jetzt. Nicht so. Zu spät: Mit welchen Argumentationsmustern Klimaschutz gebremst wird,” Klimafakten, September 3, 2020.

William F. Lamb’s research on discourses of climate delay discussed by Jasmin Lӧrchner. Bremsen, blockieren, verdrehen,” EnergieWinde, September 1, 2020.

William F. Lamb’s research on discourses of climate delay featured by Stuart Capstick & Julia K. Steinberger. “‘Delay is the new denial’: How to spot and respond to climate deniers,” The Independent, August 12, 2020.

William F. Lamb’s research on discourses of climate delay featured by Jeff McMahon. Scientists Dissect the Tactics of Climate Delayers,” Forbes, August 5, 2020.

William F. Lamb’s research on discourses of climate delay featured by Stuart Capstick and Julia K. Steinberger. Climate denial hasn’t gone away – here’s how to spot arguments for delaying climate action,” The Conversation, July 30, 2020.

William F. Lamb. How ‘discourses of delay’ are used to slow climate action,” Carbon Brief, July 6, 2020.

William Lamb’s research on sustainable living featured by Mark Fischetti & Federica Fragapane. A Good Life for All,” Scientific American, June 1, 2018.

William Lamb’s research on sustainable living featured by John Schwartz.7 Billion People, One Planet. Can Everyone’s Needs Be Met? New York Times, February 14, 2018.

William Lamb quoted by Andy Coghlan in It may be impossible to live comfortably without trashing Earth,” New Scientist, February 5, 2018.