Below is a list of key outputs. Should you have any difficulty accessing any of these online, please get in touch with me (leslie.mabon [at] and I will happily arrange for you to have access to a copy of the article or presentation. I don’t bite, and will more than likely furnish you with some additional contextual information about the paper when I email it to you!

Journal articles

52. Mabon L and Kawabe M (2022) Social media within digitalisation for coastal resilience: The case of coastal fisheries in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Ocean & Coastal Management, 232, article no. 106440. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2022.106440

51. Mabon L (2022) Football and climate change: what do we know, and what is needed for an evidence-informed response? Climate Policy 10.1080/14693062.2022.2147895

50. Mabon L and Kawabe M (2022) Opinion: Bring Voices from the Coast into the Fukushima Treated Water Debate Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2205431119

49. Wuor M and Mabon L (2022) Short Communication: Development of Liberia’s fisheries sectors: Current status and future needs Marine Policy, 146, Article 105325 DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2022.105325;

48. Mabon, L, Barkved, L, de Bruin, K, and Shih, W-Y (2022) ‘Whose knowledge counts in nature-based solutions? Understanding epistemic justice for nature-based solutions through a multi-city comparison across Europe and Asia’ Environmental Science and Policy DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2022.07.025;

47. Stalker L, Roberts JJ, Mabon L, and Hartley P (2022) ‘Communicating Leakage Risk in the Hydrogen Economy: Lessons Already Learned From Geoenergy Industries’ Frontiers Energy Research DOI: 10.3389/fenrg.2022.869264;

46. Mabon L, Shih W-Y and Jou S-C (2022) ‘Integration of knowledge systems in urban farming initiatives: insight from Taipei Garden City’ Sustainability Science DOI: 10.1007/s11625-022-01196-x;

45. Baka A and Mabon L (2022). ‘Assessing equality in neighbourhood availability of quality greenspace in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.’ Landscape Research DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2022.2051458;

44. Mabon, L and Shih, W-Y (2022) ‘Identifying factors contributing to social vulnerability through a deliberative Q-Sort process: an application to heat vulnerability in Taiwan’ Natural Hazards DOI: 10.1007/s11069-022-05280-4;

43. Mabon, L and Shih, W-Y (2021) ‘Is there a case for recognising Taiwan at the international science-policy interface for climate change?’ Frontiers in Climate DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.750443

42. Huang, Y-C and Mabon L (2021) ‘Making sense of how proponents conspire to thwart environmental impact assessment processes: insights from the Miramar Resort controversy in Taiwan’ Journal of Environmental Planning and Management DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2021.1944846;

41. Shih, W-Y, and Mabon, L (2021) ‘Understanding Heat Vulnerability in the Subtropics: Insights from Expert Judgements’ International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102463

40. Mabon, L, and Shih, W-Y (2021) ‘Urban greenspace as a climate change adaptation strategy for subtropical Asian cities: a comparative study across cities in three countries’ Global Environmental Change DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102248

39. Gonzalez, A, Mabon, L, and Agarwal, A (2021) ‘Who wants North Sea CCS, and why? Assessing differences in opinion between oil and gas industry respondents and wider energy and environmental stakeholders’ International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2021.103288;

38. Fan, M-F, Chiu, C-M, and Mabon L (2020) ‘Environmental justice and the politics of pollution: the case of the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel pollution incident in Vietnam’ Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space DOI: 10.1177/2514848620973164;

37. Kondo, K, Mabon, L, Bi, Y, Chen, Y, and Hayabuchi, Y (2020) ‘Balancing conflicting mitigation and adaptation behaviours of urban residents under climate change and the urban heat island effect’  Sustainable Cities and Society DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2020.102585;

36. Huang, Y-C and Mabon L (2020) ‘Coastal landscapes, sustainable consumption and peripheral communities: evaluating the Miramar Resort controversy in Shanyuan Bay, Taiwan’ Marine Policy DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.104283;

35. Mabon, L, Kawabe, M, Huang, Y-C, Moller, L, Gu, J, Wakamori, D, Narita, K, Ito, T, Matsumoto, A, Niizeki, K, Suzuki, S, and Watanabe, M (2020) ‘Inherent resilience, major marine environmental change and revitalisation of coastal communities in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan’ International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101852;

34. Mabon, L, Nguyen Song Tung, Pham Thi Tram, Tran Thi Tuyet, Doan Thi Thu Huong, Le Hong Ngoc, Hoang Thi Ngoc Ha, Mueller-Hirth, N, and Vertigans, S (2020) ‘Elaborating a people-centered approach to understanding sustainable livelihoods under climate and environmental change: Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam’ Sustainability Science DOI: 10.1007/s11625-020-00861-3;

33. Mabon, L (2020) ‘A historical approach to understanding governance of extreme urban heat in Fukuoka, Japan’ Disaster Prevention and Management DOI: 10.1108/DPM-01-2020-0010;

32. Mabon, L, Kita, J, Onchi, H, Kawabe, M, Katano, T, Kohno, H, and Huang, Y-C (2020) ‘What natural and social scientists need from each other for effective marine environmental assessment: insights from collaborative research on the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project’ Marine Pollution Bulletin DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111520;

31. Mabon L (2020) ‘Environmental justice in urban greening for subtropical Asian cities: the view from Taipei’ Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography DOI: 10.1111/sjtg.12341;

30. Shih, W-Y, Ahmad, S, Chen, Y-C, Lin, T-P, and Mabon, L (2020) ‘Spatial Relationship between Land Development Pattern and Intra-Urban Thermal Variations in Taipei’ Sustainable Cities and Society DOI: 10.1016/j.scs.2020.102415

29. Carver R, Childs J, Steinberg P, Mabon L, Matsuda H, Squire R, McLellan B and Esteban M (2020) ‘A critical social perspective on deep sea mining: Lessons from the emergent industry in Japan’ Ocean and Coastal Management DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105242;

28. Swennenhuis, F, Mabon, L, Flach, T, and de Coninck, H (2020) ‘What role for CCS in delivering Just Transitions? An evaluation in the North Sea Region’ International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2019.102903;

27. Huang, Y-C, Fan, M-F, Yang, C-Y, and Mabon, L (2019) ‘Social science studies of the environment in Taiwan: what can the international community learn from work published within Taiwan?’ Local Environment DOI:10.1080/13549839.2019.1693987

26. Shih, W-Y, Mabon, L, and Puppim de Oliveira, J (2019) ‘Assessing governance challenges of local biodiversity and ecosystem services: barriers identified by the expert community Land Use Policy DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104291;

25. Mabon, L (2019) ‘Making climate information services accessible to communities: what can we learn from environmental risk communication research?’ Urban Climate DOI: 10.1016/j.uclim.2019.100537

24. Alcalde J, Heinemann N, Mabon L, Worden R, de Coninck H, Robertson H, Maver M, Ghanbari S, Swennenhuis F, Mann I, Walker T, Gomersal S, Bond C, Allen M, Haszeldine S, James A, Mackay E, Brownsort P, Faulkner D and Murphy S (2019) ‘Acorn: Developing Full-chain Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage in a Resource- and Infrastructure-Rich Hydrocarbon Province’ Journal of Cleaner Production DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.06.087;

23. Mabon L, Kondo K, Kanekiyo H, Hayabuchi Y and Yamaguchi A (2019) Fukuoka: Adapting to climate change through urban green space and the built environment?’ Cities DOI 10.1016/j.cities.2019.05.007;

22. Mabon, L, Shih, W-Y, Kondo, K, Kanekiyo, H, and Hayabuchi, Y (2019) ‘What is the role of epistemic communities in shaping local environmental policy? Managing environmental change through planning and greenspace in Fukuoka City, Japan’ Geoforum DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.04.024

21. Mabon, L (2019) ‘Enhancing post-disaster resilience by ‘building back greener’: Evaluating the contribution of nature-based solutions to recovery planning in Futaba County, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan’ Landscape and Urban Planning DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.03.013

20. Yuill, C, Mueller-Hirth, N, Nguyen Song Tung, Nguyen Thi Kim Dung, Pham Thi Tram and Mabon, L (2019) ‘Landscape and wellbeing: a conceptual framework and an example‘ Health 23(2): 122-138;

19. Mabon, L and Shih, W-Y (2018) ‘Mapping the socio-political landscape of heat mitigation through urban greenspaces: the case of Taipei Metropolis‘ Environment and Urbanization DOI: 10.1177/0956247818767318;

18. Yin, BCL, Laing, R, Leon, M, and Mabon, L (2018) ‘An evaluation of sustainable construction perceptions and practices in Singapore‘ Sustainable Cities and Society 39: 613-620;

17. Mabon, L and Shih, W-Y (2018) ‘What might ‘just green enough’ urban development mean in the context of climate change adaptation? The case of Taipei Metropolis, Taiwan‘ World Development 107: 224-238;

16. Mabon L, Nguyen Song Tung, Nguyen Thi Kim Dung, Pham Thi Tram, Cao Thi Thanh Nga, Le Thu Quynh, Dang Thanh Trung, Nguyen Thi Huyen Thu, Nguyen Thi Bich Nguyet, Le Hong Ngoc, Tran Thi Tuyet, Bui Thi Cam Tu, Tran Ngoc Anh, Mueller-Hirth N and Yuill C (2018) ‘Bringing social and cultural considerations into environmental management for vulnerable coastal communities: responses to environmental change in Xuan Thuy National Park, Nam Dinh Province, VietnamOcean and Coastal Management 158: 32-44;

15. Mabon, L and Shih, W-Y (2018) ‘Management of sustainability transitions through planning in shrinking resource city contexts: an evaluation of Yubari City, Japan‘ Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2018.1443004;

14. Shih, W-Y and Mabon L, (2017) ‘Land use planning as a tool for balancing the scientific and the social in biodiversity and ecosystem services mainstreaming? The case of Durban, South AfricaJournal of Environmental Planning and Management DOI: 10.1080/09640568.2017.1394277;

13. Mabon, L, Kita, J and Xue Z (2017) ‘Challenges for social impact assessment in coastal regions: a case study of the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project‘ Marine Policy 83: 243-251;

12. Mabon, L and Kawabe, M (2017) ‘Making sense of post-disaster Fukushima fisheries: a scalar approach‘ Environmental Science and Policy 75: 173-183;

11. Mabon, L (2016) ‘Charting Disaster Recovery via Google Street View: A Social Science Perspective on Challenges Raised by the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster‘ International Journal of Disaster Risk Science DOI: 10.1007/s13753-016-0087-4 ;

10. Mabon, L and Kawabe, M (2016) ‘Engagement on risk and uncertainty – lessons from coastal regions of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan after the 2011 nuclear disaster?‘ Journal of Risk Research DOI: 10.1080/13669877.2016.1200658 ;

9. Mabon, L and Littlecott, C (2016) ‘Stakeholder and public perceptions of CO2-EOR in the context of CCS – results from UK focus groups and implications for policyInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 49: 128-137;

8. Mabon, L and Kawabe, M (2015) ‘Fisheries in Iwaki after the Fukushima Dai’ichi nuclear accident: lessons for coastal management under conditions of high uncertainty?Coastal Management 43 (5): 498-518;

7. Mabon, L, Shackley, S, Blackford, J, Stahl, H and Miller, A (2015) ‘Local perceptions of the QICS experimental offshore CO2 release: results from social science researchInternational Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 38: 18-25;

6. Kaiser, M, Brunsting, S, Mastop, J, Zimmer, R, Shackley, S, Mabon, L, and Howell, R (2015) ‘CCS acceptability: social site characterization and advancing awareness at prospective storage sites in Poland and ScotlandOil and Gas Science and Technology 70 (4): 767-784;

5. Mabon, L, Shackley, S, Vercelli, S, Anderlucci, J, and Boot, K (2015) ‘Deliberative decarbonisation? Exploring a framework of ethical governance for low-carbon energyEnvironment and Planning C: Government and Policy 33 (2): 256-271;

4. Mabon, L, and Shackley, S (2015) ‘More than meeting the targets? The ethical dimensions of carbon dioxide capture and storage’ Environmental Values 24: 465-482;

3. Howell, R, Shackley, S, Mabon, L, Ashworth, P, and Jeanneret, T (2014) ‘Engaging the public with low-carbon energy technologies: results from a Scottish large group processEnergy Policy 66: 496-506;

2. Mabon, L, Shackley, S, and Bower-Bir, N (2014) ‘Perceptions of sub-seabed carbon dioxide storage in Scotland and implications for policy: A qualitative studyMarine Policy 45: 9-15;

1. Mabon, L (2012) ‘Values, places and bodies: opportunities for forging a deeper understanding of public perceptions of CCS?Energy and Environment 23 (2-3): 329-343.

Other selected texts

Mabon, L (2022) ‘Governing the Urban Climate in Fukuoka City, Japan: What Can a Policy Narrative Approach Teach Us?’ in Miyauchi T and Fukunaga M (eds) Adaptive Participatory Environmental Governance in Japan : Local Experiences, Global Lessons Springer Japan: Tokyo 305-320. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-16-2509-1_14

Mabon, L (2021) ‘Taiwan’s status at the science-policy interface for climate change: why getting it right matters’ Taiwan Insight

Mabon, L (2021) ‘Steel, Identity and Sustainability in the Steelmaking City of Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan’ in Miskell L and Almond G (eds) Shaped by Steel: Landscapes, Lives and Legacies of a Global Industry Swansea University: Swansea 98-105. ISBN 978-1-5272-9976-4

Mabon L and Kawabe M (2021) ‘Fighting against harmful rumours, or for fisheries? Evaluating framings and narrations of risk governance in marine radiation after the Fukushima nuclear accident’ in Cortesi L and Joy KJ (eds) Split Waters: Examining Water Conflicts and Their Narration Routledge: London 51-68;

Shih W-Y and Mabon L (2021) ‘Green Spaces as a Counter Measure to Mitigate Urban Heat Island Effect’ In: Ito, K. (ed), Urban Biodiversity and Ecological Design for Future Cities Springer: New York 335-352;

(as Corresponding Author) ‘Short Communication: Climate change, marginalised communities and considered debate within Scotland’s climate emergency’ Scottish Geographical Journal DOI: 10.1080/14702541.2020.1834335;

Shih, W-Y and Mabon, L (2021) Ways of creating usable, multipurpose greenspace in impoverished settlements in cities of the Global South (Hanoi case). In: Douglas I, Anderson PML, Goode D, Houck M, Maddox D, Nagendra H and Tan PY (eds) Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology: Second Edition Routledge: London.

Mabon L (2020) ‘Book review: Japanese environmental philosophy, edited by J. Baird Callicott and James McRae’ Environmental Politics DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2020.1718869;

Mabon L (2018) ‘Balancing industry, identity and the environment: how a carbon-intensive city in northern Japan is narrating a low-carbon transition’ RSA Regions Volume 2:

Gough C, Mabon L and Mander S (2018) ‘Social and ethical dimensions’ in Gough C, Thornley P, Mander S, Vaughan N and Lea-Langton A (eds) Biomass Energy and Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Unlocking Negative Emissions Wiley: Chichester pp251-276;

Mabon L and Shih W-Y (2018) Getting Buy-in for Climate Change Adaptation through Urban Planning: Climate Change Communication as a Two-way Process. In: Leal W, Azeiteiro U, Manolas E, and Azul A.M (eds)  Handbook of Climate Change Communication Springer: New York pp61-75.

Mabon, L, and Kawabe, M (2017) ‘If over a hundred Becquerels is no good, then what does fifty Becquerels mean?’ Governing fisheries and marine radiation in Japan after the Fukushima nuclear accident’ in Baghel, R, Stepan, L, and Hill, J (eds) Water, Knowledge and the Environment in Asia: Epistemologies, Practices and Locales Earthscan: London;

Mabon, L (2016) ‘Responsible risk-taking, or – how might CSR be responsive to the nature of contemporary risks? Reflections on sub-seabed carbon dioxide storage in Scotland and marine radioactive contamination in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan’ in Vertigans, S and Idowu, S (eds) Corporate Social Responsibility: Academic Insights and Impacts Springer: New York pp205-222;

Mabon, L (2015) ‘Radioactivity and the city – what might Iwaki in Japan tell us about life under major environmental change?’ in Condie J and A-M Cooper (eds) Dialogues of Sustainable Urbanisation University of West Sydney: Pentrith, NSW pp278-281.

Mabon, L (2014) ‘Respect for nature at 200 km/h? Exploring the role of lifestyle mobilities in environmental responsibility’ in Duncan T, S Cohen and M Thulemark (eds) Lifestyle Mobilities and Corporealities Ashgate: Farnham pp239-252;

Mabon, L and Shackley, S (2013) ‘Sweeping it under the carpet? The ethical dimensions of carbon capture and storage’ in International Social Science Council/UNESCO (ed) World Social Science Report 2013 ISSC/UNESCO/OECD: Paris pp 396-400;

Mabon, L (2011) ‘Pragmatism, powersliding and participation: linking environmental ethics theory with practice’ in Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy (ed) Applied Ethics: Old Wine in New Bottles Hokkaido University: Sapporo pp 122-137.


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