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Climate Action Working Group- Research Across the South West

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Join SWIDN for our Climate Action Working Group where we will hear from universities across the South West on innovative themes within their work towards climate justice. This session will also form a key part of SWIDN’s work to link researchers with practitioners across the South West, to improve both knowledge production and best practice. 

Confirmed speakers at this event;

Dr Katharina Richter

Dr Katharina Richter is a Lecturer in Climate Change, Politics and Society at the University of Bristol. She is an expert in degrowth and sustainable development, and has led work on indigenous-led alternatives to development in Latin America and policy options for human flourishing within limits to growth. Katharina’s next research project will explore the impacts of our net zero transformations on indigenous, bio diverse and/or water scarce territories in the global south. 

Léna Prouchet

Léna Prouchet is pursuing her PhD at the University of Exeter. She works closely with Cool Earth, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating climate change by partnering with Indigenous peoples and local communities to protect rainforests. Léna focuses on projects that aim to generate income while protecting the environment. Her research, conducted over five months in the Peruvian Amazon, examines the effectiveness of current initiatives. The insights gained from her work not only contribute to academic knowledge but also inform strategies to enhance Cool Earth’s impact.

Dr Sophia Hatzisavvidou 

Dr Sophia Hatzisavvidou is a Senior Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies at the University of Bath, UK. Sophia’s research looks at the different (and competing) ecopolitical visions that emerge in the Anthropocece; the idea of ‘transition’ and the affects linked to it; and the role of fiction in thinking about the future. Her work has appeared in journals such as Environmental Politics, Political Studies, Politics, and Environment and Ethics. Sophia holds a PhD in Political Theory and teaches environmental politics and political theory.

Dr Yixian Sun

Dr Yixian Sun is a senior lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath. His research interests include transnational governance, environmental politics, and sustainable development, with a focus on emerging economies. His work helps explain the changing role of China in global environmental governance, including sustainability transitions within China as well as sustainability impacts of China’s overseas engagement. He is the author of the book Certifying China: The Rise and Limits of Transnational Sustainability Governance in Emerging Economies published by the MIT Press in 2022 and has published over 20 research articles in high-impact journals including Science, Nature Sustainability, Nature Food, Global Environmental Change, and Global Environmental Politics. Yixian is also an Associate Editor of Global Environmental Politics and World Development Perspectives. Besides his academic work, Yixian is a member of the Expert Peer Review Group for the UN-supported Race to Zero campaign.

Please note this session is for SWIDN members only. If you would like to join SWIDN as a member, you can do so here.

Register for the Zoom call in advance here!

If you have any questions please email Emma at info@swidn.org.uk.

Location
Online

Start date & time
April 24th, 2024 at 13:00


End date & time
April 24th, 2024 at 14:00

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