How can a global EJ-perspective help us understand and shape transitional pathways to ease climate change both locally and globally?
About this event
Despite growing awareness that a low-carbon transition is key to address climate change, the question is how that transition can happen in a socially and environmentally just manner. We focus on issues of renewable energy infrastructures, e-mobility, resource and waste trade, as well as knowledge production. How can a global EJ-perspective help us understand and shape transitional pathways to ease climate change both locally and globally? This panel consists of presentations by both students and instructors from the University of Jena and the University of Freiburg (Germany), who participated in a course on this topic in the summer of 2021.
About the organiser:
Dr. Fabricio Rodríguez is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and a Lecturer of International Politics at the University of Freiburg, Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in political science and is a member of the Junior Research Group Bioeconomy and Inequalities, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). He has several years of experience working in international development, particularly in issues related to local economic development, land use planning and environmental change. His current work focuses on resource trade, energy transitions, and the political economy of Chinese-Latin American relations.