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.


Latest Publications

Lamb, W.F.; Steinberger, J.K., 2017

Human well-being and climate change mitigation

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Peer Review
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

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