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Insider Voices: Human dimensions of low carbon technology

Insider Voices: Human dimensions of low carbon technology

When people talk about reducing carbon emissions, they usually talk about technologies or economics.  But the five year Lowcarbonworks research project reveals that’s not enough. Unless we understand the wider systemic context of low carbon initiatives and the human relationships required to drive innovation forward, we will not achieve a low carbon future.

Drawing on seven insider accounts of low carbon initiatives involving industry and local authorities, and linking these with a range of theoretical perspectives, our report provides tools and practical recommendations for leaders in public and private sector organizations and for policy makers.

Download a copy of the report PDF (1.5 MB)

If you require a printed version of the report please email Teressa Mitchard in the School of Management

This research was supported by EPSRC and ESRC as part of the Carbon Vision programme

For an early review of Insider Voices go to the Worldchanging webpages.

We invite you to browse slides and graphics from our Insider Voices Conference.  We are happy for you to draw on these resources but we do ask that you acknowledge the source

Peter Reason: Introduction to Conference
Carole Bond: Complementarities Matrix: Managing the complex interaction of technological, organisational and political contextual factors
Complementarities graphics
Gill Coleman: Relational Practice: creating and sustaining relationships across boundaries
Margaret Gearty: Sociotechnical transition pathways
Sociotechnical pathways graphics
David Ballard: Organizational Responsiveness
Organizational Responsiveness graphics

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