Economic and Social Justice in a Climate Changed World

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Thursday 13 June,
6.00 – 7.30PM

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SSB Lecture Theatre 200, Social Sciences Building
The University of Sydney


Humans’ contribution to climate change is an important prompt for us to consider other global injustices that we may not immediately connect to this hotly-debated topic.

Global debates about human-caused climate change have largely focused on wide-ranging discussions about the impact on our social and economic futures.

These range from experiments in everyday living that promote sustainability in relation to food transport and energy to bold proposals for slow growth economies and futures without coal.

However, thinking outside the square means questioning our fundamental relationships to animals and environments, as well as considering histories of dispossession and colonialism, and deepening forms of wealth, resource and income inequality. We need to not only re-invent how we live as individuals and societies, but also change our perceptions and knowledges if we are to overcome the damaging relations we have with the non-human in the Anthropocene.

This event brings together four internationally renowned scholars to explore climate justice and economic justice within the context of a climate changed world and their broader implications for the wider world.

The speakers

Dr Maan Barua, University of Cambridge
Professor Petra Tschakert, University of Western Australia
Professor Makere Stewart-Harawira, University of Alberta
Dr Krithika Srinivasan, University of Edinburgh

Professor David Schlosberg (Chair), University of Sydney


Maan Barua is a cultural and environmental geographer with an interest in the spaces, politics and governance of the living and material world. Before joining Cambridge, Maan was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Geography and Environment at the University of Oxford, where he also read for a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Science. He has recently commenced a major, five-year ERC Horizon 2020 Starting Grant on urban ecologies and the governance of global cities.

This event is part of the series: Thinking and Enacting Justice in a Multispecies World (12 – 21 June) run by the FASS FutureFix Research Theme ‘Multispecies Justice


Download the event public programme and series flyer for more information.