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Ginelle Greene-Dewasmes
PhD student



Ginelle Greene-Dewasmes is a PhD student at the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York. Her thesis is entitled “Exploring Green Energy Transitioning Outcomes Across Small Island Developing States (SIDS)". She is supervised by Professor Tony Heron of the Dept of Politics and Dr Corrado Topi of the Stockholm Environment Institute and York Management School. 

The aim of her research is to investigate cross-country variances in green energy transition drivers, barriers, and outcomes across SIDS, within the context of sustainable development. She does so comparatively via the case countries of Jamaica, Barbados and Mauritius. Up to twenty-three (23) SIDS identified the movement towards green energy as a green transition priority area. SIDS’ isolated geography, social and economic conditions, make them ideal for understanding the green energy transition (GET) experience within a well-defined geographic boundary. These small and vulnerable economies face many constraints and are some of the most affected by climate change. Although signatories to several international agreements, limited evidence-based literature exists on the GET experiences and outcomes within and across SIDS contexts. Ginelle adopts an integrative approach, lending from leading GET-related scholarship pertaining to: sustainable development, small states, the green economy, climate governance, sustainability transitions, diffusion research, and polycentricity theory, to systematically explore the variances across the three SIDS’ green energy transition landscapes.

Ginelle has a Masters’ degree in International Trade Policy, 2011 from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations, 2008 from the University of the West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados.

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Ginelle Greene-Dewasmes
PhD student
Department of Environment & Geography
University of York
YO10 5NG