|Vorträge & Gespräche
Cristina Espinosa, PhD, Chair of Sustainability Governance of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg: Rights of Nature - gaining traction around the world
Rights of Nature are rapidly gaining ground in the desperate search of solutions to the current socio-ecological crises. In the last 17 years, Rights of Nature have been recognized in national legal frameworks, municipal ordinances and court-rulings across multiple jurisdictions. In this presentation, I offer an overview of these developments and set the ground for a critical discussion of the potentials and limitations of Rights of Nature frameworks.
Cristina Espinosa, PhD, works as an Assistant Professor at the Chair of Sustainability Governance of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources of the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. She is a Fellow of the Young Academy for Sustainability Research at the Freiburg Institute for Advances Studies (FRIAS).
Benjamin Schuetze, PhD, Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI): Renewable Energies, Renewed Authoritarianisms?
How is politics driving the expansion of solar energy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and how does this (re-)shape established authoritarian practices? Countries throughout the MENA are pursuing ambitious targets for a transition from fossil fuels to renewables. While this shift marks an important point of transition, the region's political economy is still predominantly analysed through the prism of fossil fuels and state-centric approaches. In this presentation, I seek to challenge the methodological nationalism of previous studies by applying a (trans-)regional approach that focuses on different actors within and beyond the nation-state.
Benjamin Schuetze, PhD, works as a Senior Researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) in Freiburg, where he also leads a DFG-funded Emmy Noether Research Group. He is a Fellow of the Young Academy for Sustainability Research at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).
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