Christos Zografos is a Ramón y Cajal Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He received his PhD in Environmental Science and Technology from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Prior to his current position, he worked at the Institute of Environmental Science & Technology (ICTA-UAB) in Barcelona, managing the FP7 Marie Curie ‘European Network of Political Ecology’ (ENTITLE), and before that, as the Research Co-ordinator for the FP7 research project ‘Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security’ (CLICO). Prior to ICTA-UAB, he worked as a Lecturer in Environmental Economics at the Scottish Agricultural College in Edinburgh, UK.
Christos is an environmental social scientist who works in the fields of political ecology, ecological economics and degrowth.
His research in political ecology looks at the conflicts and politics of implementing low carbon transitions and climate adapted futures, by examining social and political challenges to climate change mitigation (e.g. wind energy) and adaptation (e.g. sea-level rise, urban greening) policy responses.
His ecological economics work has explored ways of improving environmental governance through the inclusion of plural values and languages of valuation in environmental decision-making by means of deliberation (deliberative ecological economics).
His work on degrowth looks at links between direct democracy and degrowth transitions.
Finally, a line of research developed in collaboration with postgraduate researchers uses Q methodology to look into attitudes and narratives about socio-ecological transformations (such as just transitions, food sovereignty, climate change adaptation) and means to pursue them (green taxation, non-meat-eating diets).
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