Reducing Industrial Carbon Emission (RICE)


Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)

Research Team
Lead Investigator: Professor Joseph Sobol; Co-lead Investigator: Dr Emily Underwood-Lee

External Partners
Swansea University

For this project we will capture stories from the people living with changing industrial carbon emission technologies, within industry, policy, energy innovation and the wider community. These stories can be used not only to share and disseminate the findings of the RICE project, but also as a means of generating meaningful understanding of the dynamics of living with changing carbon emissions strategies and technologies in this specific time and location.

Our expertise includes digital storytelling, applied and community arts, folkloric studies, performance, oral history and storytelling in health and social care. We have a proven track record in capturing and sharing the human story of social change in projects including ‘Stories of Change: the past, present and future of energy’, and ‘Communities 2.0’. This project will focus on delivering transformational change through the translation of innovative processes to reduce Wales’ CO2 emissions and decrease Welsh Heavy Industry’s energy & raw material consumption, enabling the creation of new business and lowering the barrier to adoption, resulting in both SMEs and new businesses for existing SMEs leading to the successful translation of research and innovation processes into new and improved commercial products, processes and services.

This project builds on the Centre’s work in the field of storytelling for social change and environmental stewardship. For previous projects in this area see Stories of Change and other past research projects.