Dr Joe Blakey is a Lecturer in Geography whose research explores the relation between space, politics and accounting. He is interested in questions and spatialities of 'the political', governance and so-called smart and sustainable cities. His present research considers the role of carbon accounting in shaping decarbonisation politics. Observing that there are numerous ways of apportioning responsibility for planetary carbon emissions, Joe considers the uneven adoption of carbon accounting standards across space and how this shapes what perspectives ultimately come to 'count'.
Global greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise. However, many western nations are declaring that their emissions have stabilised.
As our economies become increasingly global and interconnected there is an increasing separation between producers and consumers. Complicated, international supply chains often underpin our consumption, prompting many perspectives on who is responsible for carbon emissions.
Accordingly, carbon footprints may be measured in many ways. However, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) defines the main way by which we account for our carbon footprints. My research does not seek to advocate or critique any metric, but investigates the consequences of standardisation for climate change politics and mitigation.
A-Level Geography Resource
When I was completing my A-Levels I started this blog as a record of my Geography notes. I covered both the physical and human components of the syllabus.
I've been contacted by students and teachers alike who have told me that it has been a useful resource. It's for this reason that I've maintained it ever since. The A-Level syllabus is ever changing so please do not use this site as the sole resource for your work.
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