Author Archives: Leslie Mabon

Fieldwork report: RSE-MOST Scotland-Taiwan research project

Written by Leslie and originally posted on Urban Green Adaptation Diary At the end of July, we had the first scheduled visit and fieldwork round for our Royal Society of Edinburgh-Ministry of Science and Technology Joint Research Project titled “spatial … Continue reading

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Japan’s first large-scale CCS demonstration: the social side

This post summarises another paper out this month. This is an investigation into the social dimensions of the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project, Japan’s first large-scale carbon capture and storage project. What is the key point of this paper? The key … Continue reading

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Five years of trial coastal fishing in Fukushima: what is the situation?

The aim of this post is to summarise a new paper that myself and Prof Midori Kawabe have had published on coastal fisheries in Fukushima, five years after trial operations started post-disaster. What is the key point of this paper? … Continue reading

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Why I saw north-east Scotland turning blue, and why the ‘day job’ now has to be a just transition

As soon as Donald Trump won Michigan in the US presidential race late last year, I had a feeling large parts of north-east Scotland were going to fall to the Tories at the next election. I just didn’t expect ‘the … Continue reading

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Scotland-Vietnam collaboration on climate change and coastal communities – Hanoi Workshop Day 5

The final day of our British Academy International Partnership and Mobility Scheme-funded Hanoi workshop! This was very much a wrap-up day, hence the blog post will be a little shorter than usual. We started 9am to make the most of … Continue reading

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Scotland-Vietnam collaboration on climate change and coastal communities – Hanoi Workshop Day 4

There is not much to write about today – which is a good thing as it was a productive day where we worked intensively on one task for a prolonged period. That task was starting to try to understand, at … Continue reading

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Scotland-Vietnam collaboration on climate change and coastal communities – Nam Dinh Province field visit

Today started early – a 5am alarm call to be picked up at 6am. The three of us heading off unaccompanied into early-morning Hanoi in a silver people carrier with a driver who didn’t speak any English was a little … Continue reading

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