Welcome to the Governing Energy Transitions together (GET-together) seminars!

This series is hosted by the Energy Environment and Society research group and the Master in Energy Environment and Society at the Department of Media and Social Sciences at University of Stavanger.

Seminars run 16-17 CET (Norway time) most Thursdays, and are free to join via Zoom link. The format is a brief introduction of our invited speaker, a 20-25 minute talk based on a specific authored work, and live audience discussion. Seminars are recorded and made freely available online.

Those on the UiS campus are welcome to participate in-person in the seminars at Arne Rettedals hus Ø-110. The auditorium is open from 15:45 onward and we start at 16 sharp, with scope to keep socialising after the seminar ends at 17.

One-time registration link: https://stavanger.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5cqf-CppjgqH9EelGsm11qp7YSUY22a_jIK

Here is our Autumn 2020 programme:

Seminar on 24th September 2020: James Meadowcroft, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development, Carleton University, Canada – Pathways to net zero in Canada: Let’s get this transition moving! (https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2015-028).
Additional reading: https://transitionaccelerator.ca/blueprint-for-change/

Seminar on 1st October 2020: Jennie Stephens, Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, USA – Energy democracy: Diversifying and redistributing power (https://doi.org/10.1080/00139157.2019.1564212)

Seminar on 22nd October 2020: Per Espen Stoknes, Director of Centre for Green Growth, Norwegian Business School, Norway – Green growth (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.04.030)

Seminar on 29th October 2020: Zora Kovacic, Postdoctoral researcher, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway – Complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.03.005)

Seminar on 5th November 2020: Jessica Verheij, Doctoral candidate, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland – Justice and power relations in urban greening: can Lisbon’s urban greening strategies lead to more environmental justice? (https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2020.1801616)

Seminar on 19th November 2020: Harriet Thomson, Associate Professor in Global Social Policy and Sociology, Department of Social Policy Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham, UK – Rethinking the measurement of energy poverty in Europe (https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1420326X17699260).
Additional reading: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.glt.2020.01.003

Seminar on 26th November 2020: Mari Martiskainen, Senior Research Fellow, Sussex Energy Group, Science Policy Research Group, University of Sussex, UK – Contextualizing climate justice activism (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102180)

Seminar on 3rd December 2020: Kjetil Rommetveit, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway – Make way for the robots! Human- and machine-centricity in constituting a European public–private partnership (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-019-09386-1)

Seminar on 10th December 2020: Giorgos Kallis, ICREA Research Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain and/or co-authors – The case for degrowth (https://www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Case+for+Degrowth-p-9781509535620)

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXVnlGHIJcZP9y7r48UWVhQ/