Political Ecology, Energy & Environmental Health

Pathway 9: Political Ecology, Energy & Environmental Health (PEEH)

Pathway Leads

King’s College London: Dr Majed Akhter

Imperial College London: tbc

Student Pathway Representative

Constance Schéré constance.schere@kcl.ac.uk
Drake Siard drake.siard@imperial.ac.uk

Pathway mailing list

To contact students on this LISS DTP pathway please email:

liss-peeh@qmul.ac.uk

Working at the interface of social science with environmental science and engineering, the Political Ecology, Energy & Environmental Health pathway will explore the conceptual possibilities opened up by the juxtapositions of politics with ecology, and environment with health. Managing the risks from climate change and transitioning to a sustainable low-carbon economy require new forms of more integrated environmental science to understand the complex feedbacks between interlinked economic, environmental, and biological systems. The interdisciplinary challenges of living with environmental change are more than technical ones and have social and political dimensions, as have been established by foundational work in the emerging field of ‘political ecology’, which spans the disciplines of anthropology, human geography, sociology, and politics and focuses on struggles over environmental resources and the forms of life they depend on and sustain.

There are four training sub-pathways:

A. Global Change & Environmental Security

advances understanding of the causes and consequences of global environmental change and its implications for human societies and security.

King’s College London
MA/MSc Environment & Development 
MSc Climate Change: Environment, Science & Policy 

Imperial College
MSc Environmental Technology
MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

B. Environmental Hazards & Health

Assesses the risks to human health and well-being from differentiated patterns of vulnerability to environmental hazards like flooding and air pollution.

King’s College London
MSc Disasters, Adaptation & Development
MSc Risk Analysis

Imperial College
MSc Environmental Technology 
MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance
MSc Epidemiology

C. Environmental Law & Governance

Develops critical conceptual and policy tools for adapting to environmental change and governing natural resources more sustainably.

King’s College London
MSc Risk Analysis
MSc Environment, Politics & Globalisation
MSc Water: Science & Governance

Imperial
MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

D. Energy & Environmental Economics

explores future energy scenarios for a low-carbon economy and their economic, political and behavioural requirements and consequences.

Imperial College
MSc Environmental Technology
MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance

Pathway students