Type: Public event

Climate justice for whom? A critical perspective on low-carbon transitions

Speaker

Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool

Date & Time

Sep 9, 2022, 10:00-11:00 am EDT

Location

1040 Dana Building
440 Church St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

What are the types of injustices associated with low-carbon transitions? Relatedly, in what ways do low-carbon transitions worsen social risks or vulnerabilities? Lastly, what policies might be deployed to make these transitions more just?

Join SEAS and STPP for a talk with Dr. Benjamin K. Sovacool, Professor of Earth and Environment at Boston University and Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School in the United Kingdom.

About the Speaker 

Professor Sovacool works as a researcher and consultant on issues pertaining to energy policy, energy justice, energy security, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation. His research has been endorsed by U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland, and the late Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom, among others. He is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), due to be published in 2022, and an Advisor on Energy to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation in Brussels, Belgium. With much coverage of his work in the international news media, he is one of the most highly cited global researchers on issues bearing on controversies in energy and climate policy.

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