Environmental justice: examining and seeking to address the differential impacts of environmental and energy issues on diverse social groups, the uneven distribution of power in environmental decision making, and the ways in which diverse communities cope, adapt, and plan for futures in which thriving might be possible
Resource governance: evaluating and advocating for changes in resource-making and management in the context of growing demand and conflicts between states, industry and communities, including how ‘resources’ might be defined and distributed differently, in more just, collective and reparative ways.
Environmental knowledges: understanding plural environmental ontologies and epistemologies, their historical development, and the institutions that sustain them, and advocating for inclusive policy processes and decolonization.
Energy vulnerability, resilience and just transitions: addressing energy poverty and access to energy resources/supplies; building fairness into low carbon energy transitions
Urban environmental governance and policy making: examining how politics, power and agency, both human and non-human, operate in shaping urban environments; and geographies of policy responses to environmental crisis and change in cities
Agrarian stress, migration and rural livelihood change: exploring the political economy of agrarian change in response to environmental stress and intensifying inequalities, and piloting community-led solutions to crises; understanding the two-way relationship between migration and rural change including the complex interplay between ecological stress and economic, cultural and political processes which shape patterns and impacts of mobility