[Coral-List] March talks in "the Role of Scientists on a Planet in Crisis"
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Fri Mar 4 14:39:53 UTC 2022
Dear Coral list,
I would like to invite you to an exciting talk series titles “the Role of Scientists on a Planet in Crisis”. Please find below the amazing line up we have for March. Our speaker next week is an expert on how natural resources and environment can fuel wars and be used for peace, we are super excited to have her speak at our series at a time where her knowledge is needed more than ever. Please see the line up below and more info on each talk further down.
March 9th 9AM GMT: Barbara Magalhães Teixeira: Building peaceful and sustainable societies – an impossible utopia?
16th of March 19:30 GMT: Kate Raworth and Andrew Fanning: Transformative action to live within the Doughnut
March 23rd 9 AM GMT: Saleemul Huq: “Adapting to the adverse impacts of Climate change. Some lessons learned from Bangladesh”
March 30th 19.30 GMTLisa Shippers: title to be determined
March 9th 9AM GMT:
Barbara Magalhães Teixeira: Building peaceful and sustainable societies – an impossible utopia?
What would a completely peaceful and sustainable global society look like? Under the current global economic system, the intensification of resource extraction and dependency on fossil fuels and rare earth minerals are not only violent towards the environment but also towards the people. The extraction of fossil fuels and valuable minerals and gems are connected to the onset, occurrence, intensity and duration of armed conflict is well established. More recently, the advance of climate change and ecological breakdown have also been shown to pose various implications that could lead to violence and armed conflict in a scenario of scarcity and climate variability. In this context, how can we think about building peace? Building on feminist and decolonial approaches to liberating both people and the environment, the aim of this talk is to discuss how dismantling extractive structures and negating structural violence, like poverty, inequality, or environmental injustice needs to be at the heart of movements working towards peaceful and sustainable societies. I invite you all to discuss the idealistic or utopian critique of organizing or working towards building alternative worlds, and to creatively discuss the role of scientists in imagining sustainable and peaceful futures.
16th of March 19:30 GMT
Kate Raworth and Andrew Fanning: Transformative action to live within the Doughnut
If humanity’s 21st century challenge is to create a world that meets the needs of all within the means of the living planet, right now we are far from achieving it. Kate and Andrew will present the core concepts and tools of Doughnut Economics, and share examples from change-makers worldwide –in education, communities, cities, and government -who are working to turn these ideas into transformative action.
Prof. Kate Raworth is a renegade economist focused on making economics fit for 21st century realities. She is the creator of the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries, and co-founder of Doughnut Economics Action Lab. Her internationally best-selling book Doughnut Economics: seven ways to think like a 21st century economist has been translated into over 20 languages and has been widely influential with diverse audiences, from the UN General Assembly to Pope Francis to Extinction Rebellion.
Dr. Andrew Fanning is Data Analysis & Research Lead at Doughnut Economics Action Lab, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the Sustainability Research Institute. He was previously the recipient of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship funded by the European Commission for the project ‘Living Well: Provisioning Systems for Sustainable Resource Use and Human Well-Being’ hosted at the Sustainability Research Institute. Andrew’s research in the field of ecological economics explores how to move towards a world where people can achieve their aspirations while ensuring the burdens of economic activity are both ecologically safe and socially just.
March 23rd 9 AM GMT:
Saleemul Huq: “Adapting to the adverse impacts of Climate change. Some lessons learned from Bangladesh”
In this talk, Saleemul Huq will share his experiences and insights on how scientists can engage with policy makers and wider public to ensure actions to tackle climate change.
Speaker: Prof. Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been a lead author on the subject of adaptation to climate change in the 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has also attended all the Conferences of Parties (COPs) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as an adviser to the group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
March 30th 19.30 GMT
Lisa Shippers: title to be determined
Speaker: Dr Lisa Schipper explores the interlinkages between climate change and human development.
By examining how development affects the extent to which people are likely to be affected by climate change, she seeks to address the question of whether fair and just development is possible in a changing climate. Dr Schipper focuses on what causes people to be vulnerable to climate change in developing countries, and the barriers and enablers for people to adapt to the changes in climate.
Dr Schipper is currently Co-ordinating Lead Author of Chapter 18 of the Working Group 2 contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (‘Climate Resilient Development Pathways’).
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