Dr. William Lamb

Researcher

Dr. William Lamb

William Lamb is a research associate 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.

Publications:

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.

 

Latest Publications

Döbbeling-Hildebrandt, N., Miersch, K., Khanna, T., Bachelet, M., Bruns, S.B., Callaghan, M., Edenhofer, O., Flachsland, C., Forster, P.M., Kalkuhl, M., Koch, N., Lamb, W.F., Ohlendorf, N., Steckel, J.C., Minx, J.C., 2024

Systematic review and meta-analysis of ex-post evaluations on the effectiveness of carbon pricing

Nature Communications
Type
Peer Review
Lamb, W., Gasser, T., Roman-Cuesta, R.M., Grassi, G., Gidden, M.J., Powis, C.M., Geden, O., Nemet, G., Pratama, Y., Riahi, K., Smith, S.M., Steinhauser, J., Vaughan, N.E., Smith, H.B., Minx, J., 2024

The carbon dioxide removal gap

Nature Climate Change
Type
Peer Review
Lamb, W., 2024

The size and composition of residual emissions in integrated assessment scenarios at net-zero CO2

Environmental Research Letters
Type
Peer Review
Minx, J., Hilaire, J., Müller-Hansen, F., Nemet, G., Diluiso, F., Andrew, R.M., Ayas, C., Bauer, N., Bi, S.L., Clarke, L., Creutzig, F., Cui, R.Y., Jotzo, F., Kalkuhl, M., Lamb, W.F., Löschel, A., Manych, N., Meinshausen, M., Oei, P.Y., Peters, G.P., Sovacool, B., Steckel, J., Thomas, S., Workman, A., Wiseman, J., 2024

Coal transitions – part 2: phase-out dynamics in global long-term mitigation scenarios

Environmental Research Letters
Type
Peer Review
Gidden, M.J., Gasser, T., Grassi, G., Forsell, N., Janssens, I., Lamb, W., Minx, J., Nicholls, Z., Steinhauser, J., Riahi, K. , 2023

Aligning climate scenarios to emissions inventories shifts global benchmarks

Nature
Type
Peer Review