Biography

I am a geographer working at the intersection of political ecology and environmental justice. My research is concerned with understanding and theorizing justice in the context of environmental governance dilemmas. I have contributed to debates around the neoliberalization of nature (particularly water) and the urban politics and governance of climate change. Recently, I have been working on the politics and pursuit of climate justice in civil society through a British Academy/Leverhulme funded grant, and my research is currently developing in two directions. In theoretical terms I am working on the intersections between the ‘capabilities approach’ to justice and environmental justice claim-making. In empirical terms, I am working on the political ecology of coal in the context of climate change.

I have a PhD in human geography from the University of Sydney, and have worked in the Department of Geography at Durham University and the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews.

All Publications

Edwards, G. A. S.

(2017)

Debating climate ethics/Climate justice in a non-ideal world,

in Local Environment

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Edwards, G. A. S., Bulkeley, H.

(2017)

Urban political ecologies of housing and climate change: the ‘Coolest Block’ Contest in Philadelphia,

in Urban Studies

54

(5)

pp. 1126-1141

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Edwards, G. A. S., Reid, L., Hunter, C.

(2016)

Environmental justice, capabilities, and the theorization of well-being,

in Progress in Human Geography

40

(6)

pp. 754-769

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Edwards, G. A. S.

(2015)

Justice, neoliberal natures, and Australia’s water reforms,

in Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

40

(4)

pp. 479-493

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(Article)

(Published)


Bulkeley, H., Castán Broto, V., Edwards, G. A. S.

(2015)

An Urban Politics of Climate Change: Experimentation and the Governing of Socio-Technical Transitions,

Routledge

ISBN 9781138791107

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Bulkeley, H., Edwards, G. A. S., Fuller, S.

(2014)

Contesting climate justice in the city: examining politics and practice in urban climate change experiments,

in Global Environmental Change

24

pp. 31-40

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(Article)

(Published)


Luque, A., Edwards, G. A. S., Lalande, C.

(2013)

The local governance of climate change: new tools to respond to old limitations in Esmeraldas, Ecuador,

in Local Environment

18

(6)

pp. 738-751

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(Article)

(Published)


Edwards, G. A. S.

(2013)

Shifting constructions of scarcity and the neoliberalization of Australian water governance,

in Environment and Planning A

45

(8)

pp. 1873-1890

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(Article)

(Published)


Bulkeley, H., Carmin, J., Castán Broto, V., Edwards, G. A. S., Fuller, S.

(2013)

Climate justice and global cities: mapping the emerging discourses,

in Global Environmental Change

23

(5)

pp. 914-925

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Bulkeley, H., Castán Broto, V., Edwards, G.

(2012)

Bringing Climate Change to the City: towards low carbon urbanism?,

in Local Environment

17

(5)

pp. 545-551

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(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

My research is concerned with understanding and theorizing justice in the context of environmental governance dilemmas. I have contributed to debates around the neoliberalization of nature (particularly water in Australia) and the urban politics and governance of climate change, including fieldwork in Philadelphia and Berlin. Recently, I have been working on the politics and pursuit of climate justice in civil society through a British Academy/Leverhulme funded grant, Theorizing climate justice and understanding NGO discourses in the UK and Australia. I have become increasingly interested in the ‘capabilities approach’ to justice, particularly its implications for environmental justice claim-making.

For more details of my publications, see my publications page, or alternatively https://newpoliticalecologies.wordpress.com/publications/

Teaching Interests

At the undergraduate level I primarily teach geography, and am the Director of the 'BA Geography and International Development' degree programme. I convene the second-year module 'Geographies of Development' and one of the Geography Field Courses, and contribute to the third-year module 'Urban Geographies'.

At the postgraduate level, I contribute to a range of modules related to my research interests, including 'Political Ecology' and 'Climate Change and Development'.

PhD supervision

If you would be interested in pursuing PhD studies in areas related to my research, please get in touch!