Dr Mark Charlesworth

Academic Staff

School of Humanities

Associate Tutor Geography

Mark is a Human Geographer among other things (answers on a postcard) this includes being a leading expert on policy responses to rapid and abrupt climate change and Earth System policy. His discussion of sustainable development published in 2015 is perhaps the leading recent account and certainly from a transdisciplinary perspective. Mark has taught for a number of years at Reading University and at Keele University before joining BGU in 2017 from a career delivering energy efficiency qualifications. Mark was an Expert Reviewer for the 2013-2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and has been a consultant to the United Nations Environment Programme and the Nigerian Government Pension Scheme.


Mark contributes to the teaching of the undergraduate programme in Geography.  Mark’s teaching interests include: applied human geography, applied physical geography, lesson from and limitations of demographic approaches, field skills, application of geography to professional practice, applied sustainability.

Selected Publications

Charlesworth, M. (2015) ‘Transdisciplinary Solutions for Sustainable Development’, Abingdon: Routledge

Okereke, C., and Charlesworth, M., (2014) ‘Ecological and environmental Justice’ in Betsill M, Hochstetler K and Stevis D (eds.) Palgrave Advances in International Environmental Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

Okereke, C., and Charlesworth, M., (2013) ‘Climate Change’ in Death C (ed.) Critical Environmental Politics, Abingdon: Routledge

Charlesworth, M. and Okereke, C., (2010) Policy responses to rapid climate change: An epistemological critique of dominant approaches, Global Environmental Change, 20(1), 121-129: Citation including by IPCCWG3 AR5 twice

Charlesworth, M., and Okereke, C., (2009) A call to reason, Nature Reports Climate Change


Towards a Just and More Effective Climate Regime: Public Participation and Institutional Reform

The Ethics of the IPCC