Samuel Tang

Samuel Tang

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Samuel Tang studied BSc Geography at the University of Exeter (UK) and was awarded a first class with honours. Following his first degree he continued his studies at the University of Exeter (UK) where he graduated with an MSc in Sustainable Development. In September 2011, Samuel joined the Department of Geography at King's College London after being awarded an ESRC studentship by the King's Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (KISS-DTC).

Samuel is also an affiliated PhD student to Project ICAD at the University of Leeds. The project aims to significantly advance knowledge systems to enable society to adapt effectively to an uncertain climate. The programme is divided into two domains: a) Understanding climate information needs across society and; b) The social status of techno-scientific knowledge in adaptation to climate change.

Research interests (short)

Thesis title: Corporate Responses to Climate Change Reporting Requirements in the UK 

Member of the Hazards and Risk research group.

Institutional governance of climate change; the science-policy interface, its interactions and implications for mitigating and adapting to climate change; and the communication of science.

Research interests

Samuel is exploring the domain of corporate environmental reporting with a particular focus on the practice of climate change reporting and its effects on organisational cultures and behaviors. The research will investigate and address the following objectives:

  1. Identify and describe the patterns of, processes of and approaches to climate change reporting in the UK business community.
  2. Explain reasons for observed variations in climate change reporting and organisational behavior.
  3. Consider the implications of reporting for organisational responses to climate change.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, UKCP09: Is it Credible, Legitimate and Salient for Decision-makers use?, University of Exeter

Award Date: 1 Jan 2011

Bachelor of Science, The Impacts of Weather and Climate on Football, University of Exeter

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

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