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GET-together with Zora Kovacic on 29.10.2020

Complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity

Zora Kovacic, Postdoctoral researcher, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen, Norway

Zora Kovacic explains the implications of complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity for energy governance in the European Union. She focuses on uses of energy security and ambiguity at the science-policy interface.

The seminar is based on this backing reading: Complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity: Implications for European Union energy governance (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2019.03.005)

Link to the seminar video

GET together with Zora Kovacic on 29th October 2020

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GET-together with Per Espen Stoknes on 22.10.2020

Green growth

Per Espen Stoknes, Director of Centre for Green Growth, Norwegian Business School, Norway

Associate Professor Per Espen Stoknes will discuss what form of green growth is compatible with a healthy economy for the 21st century.

The seminar is based on this backing reading: Redefining green growth within planetary boundaries (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.04.030)

The speaker will be present in person at Arne Rettedals hus Ø-110. Participants are encouraged to attend in person. The seminar will be followed by informal presentations of thesis project ideas by current students of the Master in Energy Environment and Society. Pizza will be served and participants are welcome to bring along their own drinks! Everybody’s welcome 🙂

Link to the seminar video

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GET-together with Jennie Stephens on 01.10.2020

Energy democracy: Diversifying and redistributing power

Jennie Stephens, Professor and Director of the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University, USA

Professor Jennie Stephens will address the need for antiracist, feminist leadership on climate and energy in this seminar, which is also the topic of her latest book, ‘Diversifying Power‘.

The seminar is based on this backing reading: Energy democracy (https://doi.org/10.1080/00139157.2019.1564212)

Seminar video recording

GET together with Jennie Stephens on 1st October 2020

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Alumni event at Folken on 28.09.2020

The Master in Energy Environment and Society organised an event at the popular downtown venue Folken, featuring programme alumni for a social evening. Current students have diverse academic and professional backgrounds, and are both curious and concerned about future employment prospects. Our interdisciplinary programme focuses on sustainable development, energy and climate issues in a rapidly changing environment. How do programme alumni contribute to the necessary transition towards a low carbon society? MEES students are equipped to work in private and public sector enterprises such as think tanks, consulting and energy companies.

Here is a video recording of the event – 100 minute playlist with four videos:

During this social evening, we asked those who hold a Master in Energy Environment and Society about their challenges and experiences regarding employment opportunities. How does their education line up with labour market requirements? Have they found suitable jobs that provide alumni with the opportunity to contribute with competencies from the programme?

Current students and friends of the programme engaged with recent alumni to gain insight from their experiences. Our speakers included:

Magne Bartlett
Working in The Environmental Department at Fylkesmannen, where he interned in 2019.

Rouven Uzelmaier
Discovered his position at SAR AS through Trainee Sørvest.

Rafael David Rosales
PhD candidate at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, University of Bergen.

Minh Nhật Phạm
Currently applying for PhD positions.

Gunn Kristine Notland
Works as a business consultant at Qualisoft.

Tora Margrethe Eide
Trainee at Stavangerregionens Europakontor in Brussels.

Julie Vold
Working at Sparebank as an environmental, social and government analyst.

After brief introductions by participants, PhD candidates Benjamin Silvester and Tine Handeland moderated a discussion and Q&A session.

GET-together with James Meadowcroft on 24.09.2020

Pathways to net zero in Canada

James Meadowcroft, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development, Carleton University, Canada

At the launch of the GET-together seminars, Professor James Meadowcroft discusses pathways to net zero greenhouse gas emissions for Canada.

The seminar is based on this backing reading: Let’s get this transition moving! (https://doi.org/10.3138/cpp.2015-028)

For more work on this topic, see the first report from the Transition Accelerator co-founded by our invited speaker: https://transitionaccelerator.ca/blueprint-for-change/

Seminar video recording

GET together with James Meadowcroft on 24th September 2020

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