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  • Polson Institute
  • global development
  • Department of Global Development
  • environment

Polson Institute for Global Development Seminar

In this seminar, Holly Jean Buck will present on her research program which focuses on rural futures and participation in environmental future-making. After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair and Restoration, her recent book, explores best-case scenarios for carbon dioxide removal; her forthcoming book Ending Fossil Fuels: Why Net Zero Is Not Enough explores options for fossil fuel phaseout. 

Read the introduction to the Holly's After Geoengineering book here.


  • Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature and Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future
  • Daniele Visioni, Climate Researcher and Postdoctoral Associate, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


  • Fouad Makki, Professor of Global Development and Director, Polson Institute for Global Development

About the presenter

Holly Jean Buck is an environmental social scientist studying how emerging technologies can help address environmental challenges and build a regenerative society. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, New York, where she teaches environmental justice. She holds a Ph.D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University, and a M.Sc. in Human Ecology from Lund University in Sweden.  

Date & Time

April 14, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Holly Buck headshot

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Holly Jean Buck, Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability, University at Buffalo


Department of Global Development

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