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  • event: Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

    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 […]

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  • event: STEPS conference 2015: Resource Politics

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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  • event: Public Roundtable: Nature As Commodity

    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 […]

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

    University of Sussex, 19-20th March 2015 Hosted by the Centre for Global Political Economy & STEPS Centre Update (12 December 2014): The call for abstracts has now closed. Successful applicants will be informed by 31 December 2014. Carbon markets in China, fishery bycatch offsetting in Canada, catastrophe bonds in the US, weather derivatives in Ethiopia, […]

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