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Low-carbon yak cheese: transition to biogas in a Himalayan socio-technical niche

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul Sallis

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Abstract

This study looks at how potential for resilient low-carbon solutions can be understood and enhanced in the diverse environmental, economic and socio-political contexts in which actual scenarios of energy needs and diverse development pathways take shape. It discusses socio-technical transition approaches to assist implementation of a biogas digester system. This will replace fuelwood use in the high forests of Central Nepal, where yak cheese production provides livelihood income but is under threat from the Langtang National Park, which is concerned to protect biodiversity. Alternatives for digester design are discussed, and the consultative issues for deliberative processes among stakeholders’ varied agendas raised.


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Author(s): Campbell B, Sallis P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Interface Focus

Year: 2013

Volume: 3

Issue: 1

Print publication date: 06/02/2013

ISSN (print): 2042-8898

ISSN (electronic): 2042-8901

Publisher: The Royal Society Publishing

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/​rsfs.2012.0052

DOI: 10.1098/​rsfs.2012.0052

Notes: Article no. 20120052 is 11 pp.


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