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Dr Pete Howson

Assistant Professor

Department: Geography and Environmental Sciences

My research looks at how environmental technologies and markets for 'ecosystem services' are coming together to change human relationships with the non-human world. I also consider how these same technologies are deployed to enable more equitable post-capitalist futures.

I lead the MSc in International Development. Before joining Northumbria, I led the International Development programme at Nottingham Trent University. In 2016 I was a Post-doc Researcher at Colorado State University, looking at Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary. Before that, I was based at Victoria University of Wellington, Aotearoa, New Zealand. My PhD research explored the political ecology of climate finance in Indonesia.

Visit my personal website HERE.

 

External activity

Editor - Asia Pacific Viewpoint

Expert advisor - UNEP Blockchain for environmental sustainability working group

Expert advisor (climate change) - Asia New Zealand Foundation

 

Peer-reviewed publications

A full list of my publications is available via my Research Portal 

 

Non-peer reviewed articles

A full list of my non-peer reviewed articles, news interviews and podcasts, are available via my website.

 

 

 

 

 

Pete Howson

Campus Address

Room B.310, Ellison Building



  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Asia-Pacific ClimateScapes: Exploring opportunities, challenges and trade-offs toward just transitions for decarbonisation, Howson, P., Astuti, R., Hensengerth, O., Kindon, S. 22 Jun 2022
  • Preying on the poor? Opportunities and challenges for tackling the social and environmental threats of cryptocurrencies for vulnerable and low-income communities, Howson, P., de Vries, A. 1 Feb 2022, In: Energy Research and Social Science
  • The role of participatory scenarios in ecological restoration: a systematic map protocol, Moore, E., Howson, P., Grainger, M., Teh, Y., Pfeifer, M. 22 Jun 2022, In: Environmental Evidence
  • Beyond business-as-usual with blockchain technology, Howson, P. 21 May 2021, In: One Earth
  • Crypto-giving and surveillance philanthropy: Exploring the trade-offs in blockchain innovation for nonprofits, Howson, P. 1 Jun 2021, In: Nonprofit Management and Leadership
  • Digital degrowth innovation: Less growth, more play, Howson, P., Crandall, J., Balaguer Rasillo, X. 1 Jun 2021, In: Political Geography
  • Digitizing a sustainable future, Reisch, L., Joppa, L., Howson, P., Gil, A., Alevizou, P., Michaelidou, N., Appiah-Campbell, R., Santarius, T., Köhler, S., Pizzol, M., Schweizer, P., Srinivasan, D., Kaack, L., Donti, P., Rolnick, D. Jun 2021, In: One Earth
  • Distributed degrowth technology: Challenges for blockchain beyond the green economy, Howson, P. 1 Jun 2021, In: Ecological Economics
  • Building trust and equity in marine conservation and fisheries supply chain management with blockchain, Howson, P. 1 May 2020, In: Marine Policy
  • Climate crises and crypto-colonialism: Conjuring value on the blockchain frontiers of the Global South, Howson, P. 13 May 2020, In: Frontiers in Blockchain

  • Geography PhD April 18 2016
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2018


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