Climate and energy justice: Foregrounding space and place
We are pleased to invite you to a collaboration event between UiO:Energy and Cities and Socity: Climate and energy justice: Foregrounding space and place by professor Stefan Bouzarovski.
Stefan Bouzarovski. Photo:Private
Stefan Bouzarovski (also known as Stefan Buzar), is a Professor of Geography and Director of the Centre for Urban Energy and Resilience at the University of Manchester. His professional activities are situated at the intersection of two broad thematic areas: energy and cities.
In this lecture he will talk about two types of vulnerabilities in the climate and energy domain and how their multiple political, social and economic implications interact across different spaces and places.
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Reaching the 1.5 °C target prescribed by the Paris agreement invariably requires significant structural shifts in patterns of energy recovery, transport and demand. Such transformations, inter alia, are expected to exacerbate existing and create new social inequalities within and among countries. At the same time, even a 1.5 °C temperature rise is likely to deepen the associated socio-economic risks faced by susceptible communities. The spatialities of these two types of vulnerabilities – in the climate and energy domain – have rarely been considered jointly to date, and there is limited understanding of the manner in which their multiple political, social and economic implications interact across different spaces and places.
Stefan Bouzarovski aim to create the building blocks for a geographical approach towards climate and energy justice. The lecture highlights the synergies and interactions that arise at this fulcrum, while emphasizing the potential existence of unintended effects and feedback loops. He will use the notion of a thermal landscape to encapsulate the multitude of interventions that can help address the social vulnerabilities and injustices arising at the climate-energy interface.