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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).

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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)

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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)

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GET together with Mari Martiskainen on 26th November 2020

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GET-together with Harriet Thomson on 19.11.2020

Rethinking the measurement of energy poverty

Harriet Thomson, Associate Professor in Global Social Policy and Sociology, Department of Social Policy Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham

Harriet Thomson reflects critically on indicators of energy poverty and evolving approaches to its measurement.

The seminar is based on this backing reading: Rethinking the measurement of energy poverty in Europe (https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1420326X17699260).

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GET together with Harriet Thomson on 19th November 2020

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GET-together with Jessica Verheij and Mafalda Nunes on 05.11.2020

Justice and power relations in urban greening

Jessica Verheij, Doctoral candidate, Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Switzerland

Mafalda Nunes, Doctoral candidate, Institute for Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

PhD candidates Jessica Verheij and Mafalda Nunes address whether and how urban greening strategies in Lisbon can lead to more environmental justice.

The seminar is based on this backing reading: Justice and power relations in urban greening (https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2020.1801616)

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GET together with Jessica Verheij and Mafalda Nunes on 5th November 2020

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