I am a PhD Researcher in Human Geography at The University of Manchester, funded by The Sustainable Consumption Institute. Whilst global emissions are on the rise, notionally ‘developed’ nations are declaring that their emissions are stabilised. But as our economies become increasingly global and interconnected there is an increasing spatiotemporal separation between producers and consumers, the material flows of products are marked by complicated supply chains and difficulties in understanding who is responsible for what carbon emissions. Carbon footprints may be measured in numerous ways.  However, since 1995 the IPCC has made the “judgements required to produce standardised and politically acceptable carbon accounting rules, methodologies and procedures” (Ascui & Lovell, 2011: 985), or in other words, defines carbon metrics. My research does not seek to advocate or critique a particular metric, but investigates the relationship between carbon accounting and politics.

Research Profile

Blakey, J. (2016). Could Smart Cities Be Smarter About Inequality? [online]. Available from: http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2016/05/could-smart-cities-be-smarter-about-inequality/

Throughout my education I have maintained this site to assist with AS & A2 Geography.