Dr Paul Warde

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Paul Warde is Reader in Environmental History at the University of Cambridge, having previously been Professor of Environmental History at the University of East Anglia. He is Research Director at the Centre for History and Economics, Cambridge. His expertise lies in economic and environmental history, especially resource management, energy history, and the history of environmental thought. Forthcoming books include The Invention of sustainability, and (with Sverker Sörlin and Libby Robin) The environment: a history. Current projects include ‘Who did the dirty work?’, a study of energy embodied in traded goods and related carbon emissions, 1700-1970, with the University of Lund; and research on energy use and sustainability in the Scandinavian Arctic. He has recently been involved in debates on energy transition policies, international development, and integrating scientific and humanities perspectives on environmental change. In 2008 he was a winner of the Phillip Leverhulme Prize. 

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