Dr. William Lamb


Dr. William Lamb

William Lamb is a post-doctoral researcher in the working group Applied Sustainability Science. He is interested in a human well-being framework for assessing climate change mitigation, with a focus on several areas of work:

  • Country development pathways
  • Human needs and energy consumption
  • Carbon emissions budgets
  • Political economy of climate change mitigation

William completed his PhD at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester in 2016. He obtained a Master’s degree in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh in 2011.


Lamb, W. F., & Rao, N. D. (2015). Human development in a climate-constrained world: What the past says about the future. Global Environmental Change, 33, 14–22. 

Lamb, W. F., Steinberger, J. K., Bows-Larkin, A., Peters, G. P., Roberts, J. T., & Wood, F. R. (2014). Transitions in pathways of human development and carbon emissions. Environmental Research Letters, 9(1), 1–9. 


Aktuelle Publikationen

Minx, J. C., Callaghan, M., Lamb, W. F., Garard, J., Edenhofer, O., 2017

Learning about climate change solutions in the IPCC and beyond

Environmental Science & Policy
Peer Review
Minx, J.C.; Lamb, W.; Callaghan, M.; Bornmann, L.; Fuss, S., 2017

Fast growing research on negative emissions

Environmental Research Letters
Peer Review
Lamb, William, 2016

Which countries avoid carbon-intensive development?

Journal of Cleaner Production
Peer Review