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CONFERENCE ”ENERGY JUSTICE AND THE CAPABILITY APPROACH

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CONFERENCE ”ENERGY JUSTICE AND THE CAPABILITY APPROACH”, 12-13 SEPTEMBER 2018, ST GERTRUD KONFERENS, ÖSTERGATAN 7B, MALMÖ

 

Recently, social scientists and philosophers have shown increased interest in questions of social, global and intergenerational justice related to energy production and consumption. Topics that have been discussed are, for example, questions about availability and affordability of energy and questions about the negative environmental impacts of energy production. The capability approach is today one of the most influential theoretical frameworks for analyzing issues of justice, and there have been a few attempts to employ it within the field of energy justice. The purpose of the conference is to further explore the potential of the capability approach for conceptualizing and studying issues of energy justice. The conference will cover questions about energy poverty, climate and energy justice, energy justice and sustainability and nuclear energy and justice. The invited speakers are the following scholars in the field of energy and climate justice:

Rosie Day, Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society. Day has a background in Environmental Human Geography and has made important contributions to social science research on energy consumption.

- Kirsten Jenkins, Lecturer in Human Geography and Sustainability Development at the University of Brighton. Jenkins have published extensively on energy justice from a Social Science perspective.

-Gordon Walker, Professor at the Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University. Walker has a background in Social Science and has made important contributions to the debate on environmental justice.

-Rafaela Hillerbrand, Professor of Philosophy of Science and Technology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, German. Hillerbrand has made important contributions to the ethical debate on energy systems and has applied the capability approach to questions of energy production and sustainability.

-Behnam Taebi, Associate Professor in Ethics of Technology, at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands. Taebi has published extensively on energy production, especially nuclear energy production, and justice.

-Stephen Gardiner, Professor of Philosophy and Ben Rabinowitz Endowed Professor of Human Dimensions of the Environment at the University of Washington. Gardiner is one of the leading researchers in the area of climate ethics.

Conference organizers: Anders Melin, Associate Professor in Ethics, Malmö University, David Kronlid, Associate Professor in Ethics, Uppsala University.

 

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