University of Exeter Patrick Devine-Wright is in the top 1% of environmental social science scholars globally (2019, Web of Science). With expertise spanning Human Geography and Environmental Psychology, he conducts theoretically-driven yet relevant research, often in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary settings. Across local, national and international contexts, he is engaged in efforts to ensure social science insights inform decisions on a range of environmental challenges, notably climate change.

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Devon Climate Emergency: Net Zero Task Force Patrick is Professor in Human Geography and an environmental social scientist at the University of Exeter. He specialises in researching issues of social acceptance and community engagement with sustainable energy transitions and is a non-Executive Director of Exeter Community Energy. Patrick is a Lead Author for the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, currently contributing to the 6th Assessment Report due for publication in 2021. 


Exeter Community Energy Patrick Devine-Wright is a Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on social, psychological and geographical aspects of the transition to low carbon energy sources, including community-led energy projects and the role of place attachment in explaining community responses to company-led projects. He has advised governments and companies in the UK and Ireland, and is convinced that communities should play a central role in the move away from fossil-fuel energy towards renewable energy sources. 


Energy Rev Patrick Devine-Wright is an academic at the University of Exeter with a background in Environmental Psychology and Human Geography. He specialises in researching issues of social acceptance and community engagement with sustainable energy transitions, in particular controversial technology projects such as wind farms and high voltage power lines. He works closely with policy makers, industry and civil society groups and is currently Lead Author of the IPCC Working Group 3 on Climate Mitigation, Chair of the Devon Net Zero Task Force and a non-Executive Director of Exeter Community Energy. He leads the Citizens workpackage (WP4.1) investigating engagement with and by users over time in case study demonstrator projects. He is also a co-investigator of WP4.2 on User Influence Tools.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: Working Group III Mitigation of Climate Change WG III focuses on climate change mitigation, assessing methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Climate change mitigation is achieved by limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions and by enhancing activities that remove these gases from the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases can come from a range of sources and climate mitigation can be applied across all sectors and activities. These include energy, transport, buildings, industry, waste management, agriculture, forestry, and other forms of land management. 

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