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March 2015

Critical Perspectives on the Financialisation of Nature – Theory, Politics and Practice

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - March 20 @ 5:00 pm
University of Sussex,

University of Sussex, 19-20th March 2015 Hosted by the Centre for Global Political Economy & STEPS Centre Update (2 March 2015): A public roundtable on this topic will be held in Brighton on 19 March, with contributions from Melissa Leach, Hannah Mowat, Larry Lohman, Antonio Tricarico and Bram Büscher. Carbon markets in China, fishery bycatch offsetting in Canada, catastrophe bonds in the US, weather derivatives in Ethiopia, betting on species extinction such as Norwegian sharks… These are just a few…

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Public Roundtable: Nature As Commodity

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friends Meeting House,
Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AF United Kingdom
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Fishery bycatch offsetting in Canada, catastrophe bonds in the US, weather derivatives in Ethiopia… What is at stake with the financialisation of nature? Where do we go from here? Panel: Melissa Leach (Director, Institute of Development Studies) Hannah Mowat (Fern, Belgium) Larry Lohman (The Corner House) Antonio Tricarico (Re:Common, Italy) Bram Büscher (Wageningen University) This public roundtable discussion is organised by the Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex and the STEPS Centre, and financially supported by Sussex University’s…

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May 2015

Seminar: Low carbon innovation paths in Europe and Asia: Divergence or Convergence?

May 8 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room 144, Jubilee Building,
University of Sussex, Falmer, BN1 9SL United Kingdom

The current technological shift from high to low carbon development coincides with a geographical shift: the rapid expansion of green production and innovation capacity in China and India. This constellation gives rise to the question: to what extent, how and why do the innovation paths in Europe and in Asia differ? The seminar focuses on this question and presents the findings of new comparative research on renewable energy and electromobility. It is based on a joint project of the German…

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September 2015

STEPS conference 2015: Resource Politics

September 7 - September 9
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Resource Politics: Transforming Pathways to Sustainability Why now? Contexts and debates In the build up to the confirmation of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, the politics of resource access, allocation and distribution are high on global policy agendas. The limits to economic activity in the face of ‘planetary boundaries’ are being fiercely debated, and even humanity’s survival in the age of the Anthropocene is questioned. Some suggest a ‘perfect storm’ of factors is combining to present ever growing threats, often…

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February 2016
£150

Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

23 February 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 25 February 2016 @ 2:00 pm
Institute of Development Studies,
Library Road, Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Call for contributions Join the conference Contributions are welcome on any aspect of the politics of knowledge within the field of agronomy. Case studies of historical or present day significance to the developing world are of particular interest. These cases might focus on the history or nature of contestation; actors and coalitions; political…

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