Patrick Bigger

Patrick Bigger is a lecturer of critical human geography at Lancaster University, UK. His research focuses on financial…

About Me

Patrick Bigger is a lecturer of critical human geography at Lancaster University, UK. His research focuses on financial practices for managing environmental change, including carbon trading, green debt, and private equity for biodiversity conservation. His research sites range from the Kenyan highlands to global financial centers to better understand how finance is (and isn’t) enrolled in new modes of environmental governance.

The urban risk machine: Municipal debt and climate change in the city
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The urban risk machine: Municipal debt and climate change in the city

Following Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Accord, a number of US cities signaled their intention to symbolically join the agreement and demonstrate their commitment to avoiding more than 1.5 C warming. Cities have a unique relationship to global climate change as the historical locus of greenhouse gas emissions […]