|A COMPLEX TRANSDISCIPLINARY EXPLORATION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN CLIMATE MITIGATION POLICY
ACDI Honourary Research Affiliate
In 2014, Emily convened an international ‘Forum on Development and (Climate) Mitigation’, which specifically brought together the climate mitigation and development communities. From the resulting discussions tentative research questions emerged, and her transdisciplinary doctoral journey into how the South African climate mitigation community of practice ‘does what it does’ began.
Whilst transdisciplinarity played many roles in Emily’s research – methodology and frame, creative muse and guardian of ethics – perhaps the most important was its role in foregrounding and enabling an exploration of metacognition in the context of the complex contemporary policy challenge of climate mitigation in a developing country.