Online seminar Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy, February 2, 2021

The Sussex Energy Group is organizing a seminar by Jennie Stephens, Diversifying Power: : Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy, 2/2/21 13:00-14:00 GMT.

Abstract

The climate crisis is a crisis of leadership. For too long too many leaders have prioritized corporate profits over the public good, exacerbating climate vulnerabilities while reinforcing economic and racial injustice. Transformation to a just, sustainable renewable-based society requires leaders who connect social justice to climate and energy.

During the Trump era, connections among white supremacy, environmental destruction, and fossil fuel dependence have become more conspicuous. Many of the same leadership deficiencies that shaped the inadequate response in the United States to the coronavirus pandemic have also thwarted the US response to the climate crisis. The inadequate and ineffective framing of climate change as a narrow, isolated, discrete problem to be “solved” by technical solutions is failing. The dominance of technocratic, white, male perspectives on climate and energy has inhibited investments in social change and social innovations. With new leadership and diverse voices, we can strengthen climate resilience, reduce racial and economic inequities, and promote social justice.

In Diversifying Power, energy expert Jennie Stephens argues that the key to effectively addressing the climate crisis is diversifying leadership so that antiracist, feminist priorities are central.  All politics is now climate politics, so all policies, from housing to health, now have to integrate climate resilience and renewable energy.

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Energy futures conference (online), February 22-26, 2021.

The Leibniz Research Alliance on Energy Transitions invites participants for its conference entitled “Energy Futures – Emerging Pathways in an Uncertain World“. The conference will discuss the future of energy from various social scientific angles, covering questions of energy justice, energy governance, energy education, and also energy research. Please find the detailed conference program on their website. The conference will take place fully online from February 22- 26, 2021. Participation is free of charge. If you are interested, please register here by next Friday, Feb. 5th!

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