Ass Prof.Gareth Edwards

2021-22 Leverhulme International Fellow

University of East Anglia

Dr Gareth Edwards is an Associate Professor in the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia. After completing his PhD at the University of Sydney, he worked in the Department of Geography at Durham University and the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews.

His research is concerned with understanding and theorizing justice in the context of environmental governance dilemmas. It has focussed on the neoliberalization of nature, the urban politics and governance of climate change, the politics of climate justice and the political ecology of coal in the context of climate change. He has published in leading journals including Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Progress in Human GeographyGlobal Environmental Change, and WIREs Climate Change.

For his Leverhulme International Fellowship—which is hosted by the Sydney Environment Institute—he is examining the case for ‘just coal’ in Australia and India and its implications for climate justice theory, climate policy and the justice of the energy transition.