Invidual residences

PAUL BEHRENS

From Friday, 6 December 2019 to Friday, 20 December 2019

Bio

Paul Behrens is an Assistant Professor in Energy and Environmental Change at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He explores the ways in which human societies can flourish within environmental constraints, with a focus on energy, food, and water. Paul has recently looked at the environmental and impacts of renewable energy subsidies, the energy system under climate change, and the environmental impacts of diets. He is currently working on evaluating the impact of European Union energy policies, investigating the developments in the Chinese energy system, and exploring the international interactions between energy, food, and water.

Paul is passionate about science outreach and his research has appeared in newspapers such as The New York Times, The Independent, Newsweek, and The LA Times. He has been interviewed for the BBC, Scientific American, and National Public Radio (NPR, United States).

Project

At the Faber Andorra residency I will be working on my book: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times. More details are available here: https://www.thebookseller.com/news/indigo-lands-lucid-sapiens-style-environment-book-behrens-973156. In it I interleave chapters on pessimism and hope for themes ranging from energy, food, climate, and the economy. The book explores the implications of these changes and paints pessimistic and hopeful pictures of how they will alter our philosophies and change the way we live.

Notícies, articles i activitats