07 Jun 2022

Deadline 23:59 on 3 July 2022.

Contact doctoralcollege@plymouth.ac.uk

Applications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship. The studentship will start on 1 October 2022.

This PhD will examine the application of environmental justice principles within the Irish and UK marine governance systems with a particular emphasis on marine planning for offshore energy. It will examine regulatory arrangements and experiences with consenting and dispute resolution and develop a multi-dimensional justice perspective encompassing: distributive fairness in the benefits and burdens of offshore energy projects; procedural fairness in assessment and decision-making; and equitable and meaningful involvement in decision-making, recognising the rights of different groups and marine biodiversity. It will determine what forms of justice are being applied/neglected, factors influencing their application, and promote mutual learning on integrating justice into climate-energy transitions.