Environmental Justice: Call for papers
International workshop on "Narratives and practices of environmental justice"
By Silja Klepp, 2018-09-10
The ongoing environmental crisis has strong implications for environmental justice. A relatively small and wealthy part of the global population claims an ever increasing share of the planet's resources while polluting and
destructing marine and terrestrial habitats. Negatively affected by these developments are especially those groups that are least responsible for them. Moreover, many of the dominant strategies to solve the crisis, either at the
planetary, national or local scale, are based on market-driven efficiency logics that transfers the burden to regions with lower opportunity costs and less participation opportunities and political influence.
Main themes could include:
In the workshop, we welcome papers that provide theory-based empirical case studies linked to these topics. Moreover, we invite activists, planning and development practitioners to present their insights on ongoing environmental and climate justice campaigns and attempts to consider the concept of environmental justice in international cooperation and spatial planning. We especially welcome scholars and activists from the global South.
Abstracts of proposed papers (up to 400 words) may be submitted until October 31 to: email@example.comFor further information please contact Jonas Hein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Notification of selected papers will be sent by December 2018. If your abstract is accepted, we will ask you to send a short paper for pre-circulation and cross-commenting by April 15th. The three-day workshop will consist of paper presentations followed by intensive group discussion. We envisage the publication of a special issue.
Workshop fee: 50€
Reduced fee: 25€ (e.g. students, including PhD students)
Participants with limited travel budget are invited to apply for support. We can reimburse travel costs and accommodation for a limited number of participants.
To download the pdf of the Call for Papers, please click here.
Silja Klepp, Florian Dünckmann, and Jonas Hein
Institute of Geography, Kiel University
Kiel Marine Science (KMS)
Enjust Network for Environmental Justice
6. - 8. June 2019
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4 Swiling, M. and Annecke, E. (2012). Just Transitions: Explorations of Sustainability in an Unfair World, United Nations University Press, Tokyo, New York, Paris.
Image: © Kiel Marine Science zu Kiel