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November 2018

Understanding Uncertainty and Climate Change: Views from India

29th November 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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**THE DATE OF THIS EVENT HAS CHANGED** Seminar with Lyla Mehta, Shilpi Srivastava and Lars Otto Naess Research Fellows, IDS The scale and impacts of climate change remain deeply uncertain. This is particularly true at the local level, where climate related uncertainties combined with accelerated growth trajectories often exacerbate social and political inequities and the vulnerabilities of marginalised communities. Policy makers and scientists tend to draw on quantitative assessments, models and scenario building to understand and capture uncertainty, often disconnected…

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July 2018

Public event: Meeting Energy – EASST 2018 conference panel

26th July 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square
Lancaster, LA1 1PJ United Kingdom
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Lancaster Town Hall, Dalton Square Lancaster LA1 1PJ STEPS member Prof Andy Stirling (SPRU) is among the panel for this public event on energy, as part of the annual EASST conference. The other panellists are Gillian Kelly and João Camargo, and the meeting is chaired by Maggie Mort of Lancaster University. From the website: "With a Science and Technology Studies sensibility we will see energy as an actor by exploring technologies and materials of energy and how they engage, imagine,…

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March 2018

When the Wolf Guards the Sheep: Green extractivism and confronting the industrial machine

21st March 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room G22, Jubilee Building, University of Sussex
Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom
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Free

As part of the Politics of Nature reading group, Dr Alexander Dunlap, co-hosted by the CGPE and STEPS centre, presents a seminar on the merits of an anarchist political ecology in assessing extractive projects and charting new directions in (re)imagining ecological, unruly and dignified futures.   Drawing on case studies of Europe’s largest opencast coal mine, the Hambach mine in Germany, and wind parks in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region (Istmo) of Oaxaca, Mexico, the seminar examines corporate/state strategies of greening resource extraction…

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December 2017

STEPS Seminar – Channing Arndt: ‘Faster Than You Think: The Global Energy Revolution and Developing Countries’

15th December 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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STEPS Centre seminar with Channing Arndt, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute Institute of Development Studies, Room 221, 15 December 2017 An energy revolution is underway. Driven by an enormous and unexpected downward shift in the full cost of renewable generation technologies, global investment in renewable electricity generation has exceeded investment in conventional technologies by a factor of two for the past two years. The large majority of new installed generation capacity is renewable, notably solar and wind.…

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May 2017

STEPS Annual Lecture: Achim Steiner

15th May 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fulton A Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom
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DOOMED TO FAIL OR BOUND TO SUCCEED? Sustainable Development and the Green Economy Agenda - Revisited Achim Steiner delivered the 2017 STEPS Annual lecture at the University of Sussex on 15 May. Steiner is former Executive Director of UNEP and now director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford. In April 2017 it was announced that he would serve as the next Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajQwBH27hJY Lecture slides STEPS Annual Lecture…

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STEPS Seminar: Charles Tonui on the co-management of mangrove forest in Gazi Bay, Kenya

12th May 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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‘The Role of Community Based Organisations and Associations in Co-management of Forests in Kenya: The case of Mikoko Pamoja Community Based Organisation (MPCBO) and Gogoni-Gazi Community Forest Association (GOGACFA) in the Co-management of Mangrove Forest in Gazi Bay, Kenya’ STEPS Seminar with Charles Tonui, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS), Kenya. All are welcome to attend and no registration is necessary. The Constitution of Kenya provides for people to contribute to the national tree cover target of 10%, and the…

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STEPS Seminar: Todd Crane – Interdisciplinary science and subjectivities in research for development

2nd May 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road
Falmer, BN1 9RE United Kingdom

‘Interdisciplinary science and subjectivities in research for development: What are the implications of methods and measures?’ STEPS Seminar - all welcome Socio-ecological research continues to grapple with how to represent social and biophysical phenomena in integrated and balanced ways. Methodological choices, especially regarding representation of the social, have important implications for the robustness of the science, subjectivities that emerge from different modes of representation and for the politically situated nature of the scientific endeavour. Todd Crane has recently published several…

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September 2016

Kolya Abramsky: ‘Towards a Class-Based Approach to Global Energy Transition: Shifting Energy Demand, Expanding the Renewable Energy Sector and Phasing Out Fossil Fuel’

20th September 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room 221, Institute of Development Studies, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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STEPS Seminar - all welcome Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Library Road, Falmer, BN1 9RE Abstract: Terms such as “energy democracy” and “climate justice” have gained increasingly widespread usage and acceptance over the last 5 years. In order to give weight to these slogans, it is necessary to understand the class relations behind the global energy sector, and the sector’s worldwide division of labour. As a key means of production and consumption in the world-division of labour, the energy…

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June 2016

STEPS: to a systemic ecology of mind – seminar with Ray Ison

27th June 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Convening Space, IDS, Library Road, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RE United Kingdom
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Convening Space, Institute of Development Studies Library Road, Falmer, UK This seminar will cover a broad sweep of issues under the general rubric of building systemic governing capability in the context of the Anthropocene. Prof Ison's starting point will be to lay down a challenge as to whether those present have a systemic ecology of mind. He will then unpack what he considers to be significant limitations in much contemporary scholarship because of failures to understand: the 'feral concept' of…

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May 2016

Can we govern the climate?

16th May 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Fulton A Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex, Falmer
Brighton, BN1 9RH United Kingdom
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Public lecture by Prof Harriet Bulkeley, Professor of Geography at Durham University, on 16 May 2016 at the University of Sussex.

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