Workshop on digitisation and low-carbon transitions

The University of Stavanger and Norwegian Petroleum Museum are pleased to host the biannual Energy Anthropology Network workshop on the theme of digitisation and low-carbon transitions during 23-24 August 2021.

The workshop features paper presentations by numerous authors, two keynote addresses, an art exhibition, a roundtable and a panel discussion. See details in the draft programme:

See the original call for papers here: https://ean.hypotheses.org/2046

Participation as observers is open to all interested who wish to attend in person. The workshop will take place in the beautiful meeting room Yggdrasil of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. A pre-workshop event for the Master in Energy Environment and Society is scheduled for 14-16, Sunday, 22nd August.

Register for the workshop here: https://forms.gle/296ozb9G67KuqVWa6

For any questions, please contact siddharth.sareen@uis.no

Just Mobility Transitions Network (JUSTMOBNET) webinar

Inclusive digitalisation of urban mobility transitions in Norway?

Time: 14:00-15:30, Monday, 26th April 2021, Stavanger (online)

JUSTMOBNET webinar: Inclusive digitalisation of urban mobility transitions in Norway?

Norway is among the world leaders on digitalisation, with a fully digitalised electric grid, rapid diffusion of electric vehicles, and high penetration of digital mobility platforms. These changes are transforming our cities in ways that have uncertain, socially differentiated impacts. Does digitalisation compromise our privacy to benefit the companies that offer new mobility solutions? Does it unlock rapid new pathways for low-emission urban mobility? The possibilities are open, and the need of the hour is to think across sectors as we govern the rapidly evolving urban mobility landscape. This seminar features cross-sectoral experts who will take us through the implications of the digital transition for socially inclusive mobility transitions in our cities in Norway.

Speakers:

Digitalization and electrification of mobility and transport and its potential societal implications – Tomas Moe Skjølsvold

Smarting up the Norwegian electricity system: developments so far and possible implications for the future system and consumers – Tor Håkon Jackson Inderberg

Moderator: Devyn Remme

Discussant: Harald Brynlund-Lima, Group leader for planning and landscape, Sweco Stavanger

Chair: Siddharth Sareen

GET-together with Giorgos Kallis on 10.12.2020

The case for degrowth

Giorgos Kallis, ICREA Research Professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Professor Giorgos Kallis reflects on the case for degrowth that he and co-authors put forward in their eponymous book (Wiley, 2000).

The seminar is based on this backing reading: The concluding chapter entitled ‘Frequently asked questions’ from ‘The case for degrowth’, pp. 110-129 (https://www.wiley.com/en-us/The+Case+for+Degrowth-p-9781509535620).

Link to the seminar video

GET together with Giorgos Kallis on 10th December 2020

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GET-together with Kjetil Rommetveit on 03.12.2020

Make way for the robots!

Kjetil Rommetveit, Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway

Kjetil Rommetveit discusses human- and machine-centric approaches to the hybrid promotion of digitalisation and innovation agendas in Europe, with some reflections on implications for energy transitions in Norway.

The seminar is based on this backing reading: Make way for the robots! (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11024-019-09386-1)

Link to the seminar video

GET together with Kjetil Rommetveit on 3rd December 2020

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GET-together with Mari Martiskainen on 26.11.2020

Contextualising climate justice activism

Mari Martiskainen, Senior Research Fellow, Sussex Energy Group, Science Policy Research Group, University of Sussex, UK

Mari Martiskainen elaborates on the knowledge, emotions, motivations, and actions among climate strikers in order to provide a situated account of activism for climate justice. She draws on a study she led that focuses on climate strikes in autumn 2019.

The seminar is based on this backing reading: Contextualizing climate justice activism: Knowledge, emotions, motivations, and actions among climate strikers in six cities (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102180)

Link to the seminar video

GET together with Mari Martiskainen on 26th November 2020

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