Events

Imagining a Different Future: Overcoming barriers of climate justice

Summary

A multidisciplinary conference examining the barriers to responding to climate change, implementing climate justice, and proposing ways forward.

Start Date

8th Feb 2018

End Date

10th Feb 2018

Venue

Medical Science Precinct, Collins Street, Hobart

RSVP / Contact Information

E: jan.linehan@utas.edu.au or T: 0474214080

A multidisciplinary conference examining the barriers to responding to climate change, implementing climate justice, and proposing ways forward. Hosted by; the University of Tasmania, with support of its Faculty of Law, the University of Utrecht Ethics Institute, the University of Tasmania's Institute for the Study of Social Change, the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC) and the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS).

The Conference will focus on a systematic analysis of barriers to action in the context of the process of change; global governance and law; economics and energy structures; the role of science and technology; and what we are learning about human psychology in relation to climate change.

It will also explore the engagement by artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians with climate change, activism, and the connection with nature and place.
The Conference will involve more than 60 paper givers. There will also be a free public talk by Professor Steve Vanderheiden (University of Colorado at Boulder) on Thursday 8th February 2018. As well as several arts events (TBC) there will be a community engagement program on Saturday 10th 1-5pm.

For further information and to register go to www.climatejustice.network