Alex Haxeltine

University of East Anglia

Senior researcher


Role at Tyndall
Alex works on the EU-funded MATISSE (Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment) and ADAM (Adaptation and Mitigation) projects and is Deputy Leader of Tyndall's International Policy research programme. In Phase 1 he was International Science Coordinator responsible for working together with the directors to coordinate the involvement of the Tyndall Centre in a range of international research and assessment activities; including the EU 6th Framework Programme - IPCC assessments - GLEAM (Global Forum for Environmental Assessment Modelling) - the European Climate Forum - and international science -policy dialogues such as the HOT project.

Research Interests
Task 1.4, An empirical analysis of current commitments and actions by industrialized and developing countries, major corporations and investors, cities, and civil society; and assessment of implications for the evolution of the international climate regime after 2012. EU funded projects Methods and Tools for Integrated Sustainability Assessment (MATISSE) and Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies (ADAM) Application of Integrated Assessment methods to the development of strategies for achieving sustainable development; exploring novel modes of operation for the science -policy interface; developing new ways of combining participatory integrated assessment methods with simulation modelling.

Selected Publications

Loorbach, D., Avelino, F., Haxeltine, A., Wittmayer, J. M., O'Riordan, T., Weaver, P., Kemp, R. (2016) The economic crisis as a game changer? Exploring the role of social construction in sustainability transitions Full Text UEA Repository (Article)

 Seyfang, G., Haxeltine, A. (2012) Growing grassroots innovations: exploring the role of community-based initiatives in governing sustainable energy transitions Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

 Seyfang, G., Haxeltine, A. (2010) Growing grassroots innovations: Exploring the role of communitybased social movements for sustainable energy transitions UEA Repository (Article)

 Seyfang, G., Haxeltine, A., Hargreaves, T., Longhurst, N. (2010) Energy and communities in transition - Towards a new research agenda on agency and civil society in sustainability transitions UEA Repository  (Article)

 Bergman, N., Haxeltine, A.(2008) Modelling socio-technical transition patterns and pathways, overseas UEA Repository  (Article)

Haxeltine, A., Whitmarsh, L., Bergman, N., Rotmans, J., Schilperoord, M., Kohler, J.(2008) A conceptual framework for transition modelling Full Text UEA Repository  (Article)

 Haxeltine, A., Whitmarsh, L., Rotmans, J., Kohler, J., Bergman, N., Schilperoord, M. (2008) Conceptual framework for transition modelling UEA Repository  (Article)

 Weaver, P., Rotmans, J., Turnpenny, J., Haxeltine, A., Jordan, A. (2007) Methods and tools for integrated sustainability assessment (MATISSE): A new European project UEA Repository  (Chapter)

 Schellnhuber, H., Warren, R., Haxeltine, A., Naylor, L. (2004) Integrated Assessment of Benefits of climate policy UEA Repository (Chapter)

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Contact information


Phone: +44 (0)1603 59 3902

Postal Address
Tyndall Centre HQ
School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia