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STEPS Annual Lecture: Derek Wall – What would Elinor do (about climate change)?

14th May 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Fulton A Lecture Theatre
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton, UK

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About the lecture

What would Elinor do (about climate change)?

Elinor Ostrom was the first and so far only woman to win a Nobel Prize in economics. Her innovative work on ecological economics challenged the notion of ‘the tragedy of the commons’.

Her political economy analysis, focusing on trust, cooperation, diversity, deep democracy and innovative methodology, provides a basis for considering climate change. In this lecture, Derek Wall will outline, develop and critique her approach, and discuss how it might inform diverse efforts to deal with the challenge of a warming world.

About The speaker

Derek Wall

Derek Wall

Derek Wall teaches political economy at Goldsmiths College, London.

A former International Coordinator of the Green Party of England and Wales, his latest book is Hugo Blanco: A Revolutionary for Life (Merlin Press). Previous books have included Elinor Ostrom’s Rules for Radicals (Pluto Press) and Green History (Routledge).

He is currently writing a new title, Another Green World: The practical politics of climate change resistance.

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About the STEPS Annual Lectures

The STEPS Annual Lecture is the only public event of the STEPS Summer School on Pathways to Sustainability. It is attended by participants in the Summer School, and open to the general public, with free entry.

Past speakers include Achim Steiner, Mariana Mazzucato, Tim Jackson, Kate Raworth, Mike Hulme, Harriet Bulkeley and Michael Jacobs.

Browse recordings and slides from past Annual Lectures.


14th May 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Fulton Lecture Theatre A
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QT United Kingdom
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