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Climate Justice and Just Transition in South Lanarkshire


   School of Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment

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About the Project

REFERENCE NUMBER

Please quote reference number SCEBE/21F/SLC/Mattar

Candidate should send a 1) CV and 2) a cover letter to demonstrate suitability and capacity to conduct this PhD

BACKGROUND

South Lanarkshire Council and Glasgow Caledonian University’s Mary Robinson Centre for Climate Justice are looking to recruit a PhD student to undertake a study on the climate vulnerability of South Lanarkshire communities and specific groups and their capacity to transition to net-zero.

THE CANDIDATE 

This project will be framed on climate justice and a just transition in the South Lanarkshire area and the successful candidate should:

•            Undertake a social vulnerability assessment on the impacts of climate change across South Lanarkshire, specifically focusing on flood, heat, and storms, using available data/tools and SIMD information to identify vulnerable communities that most sensitive to the impacts of climate change.

•            Identify specific groups and individuals (especially protected characteristic groups) within climate-sensitive communities who are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, specifically interruptions in supply of utilities and other essential services due to extreme weather events.

•            Undertake a capacity assessment of climate-sensitive communities and vulnerable groups and individuals to decarbonise their housing, transport, and livelihoods, as well as access green infrastructure, as part of a transition to net-zero.

•            Examine and provide recommendations on how South Lanarkshire can transition to net zero without having a disproportionate effect on these vulnerable individuals, groups, and communities

AIMS 

This study will help to target interventions required by South Lanarkshire Council and the Community Planning Partnership (CPP) going forward by providing recommendations to answer the following questions:

•            What interventions are required to ensure climate justice? (if any)

•            What interventions are required to ensure a fair and equitable transition to net-zero?

•            How should the council/CPP target these interventions to those most at risk?

•            What skills are required both for council staff and within the wider community to target those most at risk?

•            How does the council/CPP engage with those most at risk?

•            How do we build climate resilience into the heart communities?

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

For further information, please contact the project supervisory team below:

Director of Studies

Name: Dr Sennan D Mattar

Email: [Email Address Removed]

GCU Research Online URL: https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/persons/sennan-mattar

2nd Supervisor

Name: Dr Michael Mikulewicz

Email: [Email Address Removed]

GCU Research Online URL: https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/persons/michael-mikulewicz

3rd Supervisor

Name: Professor Tahseen Jafry

Email: [Email Address Removed]

GCU Research Online URL: https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/persons/tahseen-jafry


Funding Notes

The project will be co-funded by the South Lanarkshire Council and GCU.
For students commencing their studies in 2022/23:
The studentship is worth £20,400 per year for three years. The studentship covers payment of tuition fees (£4,560 for Home/RUK students or £15,700 for EU/International students) plus an annual stipend of £15,840 for Home/RUK students or an annual scholarship of £4,700 for EU/International students.

References

For further information, please contact the Director of Studies for this project:
Name: Dr Sennan D Mattar
Email: Sennan.Mattar@gcu.ac.uk
GCU Research Online URL: https://researchonline.gcu.ac.uk/en/persons/sennan-mattar
Please note, this is an informal query email, and is not considered an application.
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