Strategies, responsibilities and realities for a ‘just’ energy transition

ARC-HSL-seminar with Philippe Le Billon & Jeremy Moss:

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To meet the goals of the Paris agreement and limit the consequences of global warming, enormous measures and actions are necessary. Especially important in the new framework from the Paris Agreement is the issue of how states can make efforts that matter.  Many states in the world currently receive significant proportions of their GDP due to their producing and exporting fossil fuels. Their role in limiting global warming is therefore of key importance but is beset with theoretical and political challenges in determining the nature and scale of their contributions to efforts to transition to a decarbonised global economy.  Attention is also increasingly turning to the contribution that corporations make to climate change and what this ought to mean for how we divide the burdens of responding to climate change. There is also significant talk about climate risk for corporative practices, or in the words of the Economist upcoming conference on the issue: sink or swim.

ARC’s vision is to realize an oil-free society and considers energy ethics that include analysis of control and access to resources. At this seminar you get to meet two leading international scholars on the issue, where the question of what composes ‘just cuts’ is key. Moving from fossil infrastructures and resources, to new solutions and renewable resources, might open up political and economic space that enables solutions to the uneven geographies of the causes, consequences but also solutions to climate change, when considering the scale and potential of energy transitions.

We are therefore happy to present new research from international experts Phillippe Le Billon and Jeremy Moss on these important issues. Their presentations will include analysis of major producers, major fossil fuel producing companies (“Carbon majors”) and the challenges for ‘supply-side climate policy’. Supply-side measures include a wide range of options to constrain the production, transportation or transformation of fossil fuels. Efforts to reduce demand for fossil fuels are helping, but it is now quite obvious that the race against climate change will not be won through demand-side efforts alone.

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When: 04. juin 2019 kl. 12.00–16.30
Where: Ardna
Location / Campus: Tromsø
Target group: All

Deadline: 31.05.2019
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