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Bregje van Veelen, photo.

Bregje van Veelen

Associate senior lecturer

Bregje van Veelen, photo.

Decarbonising Economies


  • Harriet Bulkeley
  • Johannes Stripple
  • Lars J Nilsson
  • Bregje van Veelen
  • Agni Kalfagianni
  • Fredric Bauer
  • MariĆ«sse van Sluisveld

Summary, in English

Based on an interdisciplinary investigation of future visions, scenarios, and case-studies of low carbon innovation taking place across economic domains, Decarbonising Economies analyses the ways in which questions of agency, power, geography and materiality shape the conditions of possibility for a low carbon future. It explores how and why the challenge of changing our economies are variously ascribed to a lack of finance, a lack of technology, a lack of policy and a lack of public engagement, and shows how the realities constraining change are more fundamentally tied to the inertia of our existing high carbon society and limited visions for what a future low carbon world might become. Through showcasing the first seeds of innovation seeking to enable transformative change, Decarbonising Economies will also chart a course for future research and policy action towards our climate goals.


  • Department of Political Science
  • BECC: Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate
  • Transport and Roads
  • Department of Technology and Society
  • Environmental and Energy Systems Studies
  • LTH Profile Area: The Energy Transition
  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

Publishing year





Elements in Earth System Governance

Document type



Cambridge University Press


  • Energy Systems
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • Economic Geography




  • REINVENT Realising Innovation in Transitions for Decarbonisation


  • ISBN: 9781108934039