- Climate change and development
- Questions of justice in relation to climate change
- Sustainability science
- Environmental justice and political ecology
- Southeast Asia
My doctoral research focuses on the differentiated socio-economic and ecological impacts from extreme weather events associated with climate change, and how they affect people and society. In particular, I explore the occurrence of disproportionality or disproportionate losses and damages and their relationship with socio-economic development processes.
What does it mean to be disproportionately affected by climate change? What is disproportionate and in relation to what? What groups are “bearing” these disproportionate impacts? Disproportionality, a core element of environmental justice scholarships and movements, remains a relatively unexplored concept in scholarship on losses and damages from climate change. The research is interdisciplinary and case-based; it seeks to characterize interactions between climate change, inequality and development in a low-income country context.
The PhD takes place in the context of a larger project named DICE - Recasting the disproportionate impacts of climate change extremes. The DICE project focuses on conceptualizing, measuring and governing loss and damage, including economic and non-economic forms of impact.
Kelly Dorkenoo is a doctoral student at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). She holds undergraduate degrees in international business administration from Montpellier Business School and applied economics from Paris South XI; and a master’s degree in environmental management and policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University. Prior to joining LUCSUS, Kelly was working as research assistant on policy issues and capacity building for climate action and implementation of the Paris Agreement outcomes related to climate adaptation.
I am involved in thesis supervision for master's degree students and currently responsible for the course "Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science: Concepts, Challenges and Approaches in Sustainability Studies" for exchange students at LUCSUS (Autumn 2021).
Recasting the disproportionate impacts of climate change extremes. Read more about the project on the Lund University Reserch Portal