Energy Ethics 2021: Energy Transitions & Planetary Futures | Centre for Energy Ethics | University of St Andrews

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The Centre for Energy Ethics tackles one of the most urgent and profound challenges facing humanity today: how to balance our energy demands with our concerns for anthropogenic climate change.

The Centre for Energy Ethics is inviting abstract submissions for a three-day virtual conference to be held on 25 – 27 October 2021.

What visions of society and planetary futures are being put forth by ‘energy transitions’ around the world? What is a ‘just’ transition, and for whom? What hopes and fears animate discourses, practices and models of energy transitions? How are energy transitions claimed as environmental, social, cultural, personal, ethical or political projects? What challenges and possibilities do they present? Are conflicting visions of energy futures reconcilable? How can different forms and ways of life co-exist in these transitions? What kind of energy should fuel our world, and what kind of world do we want to fuel?

These are just some of the questions the Centre for Energy Ethics is asking about the ‘Energy Transition’.   In this forthcoming conference,  the Centre will bring together researchers from across the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences to invite critical engagement with and reflection on the social, cultural, economic and political complexity and diversity of energy futures around the world.

You can read more about the call here : Energy Ethics 2021 – Call for Abstracts

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