Free Webinar – Climate Justice: A just transition

Free Webinar – Climate Justice: A just transition

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Join us for our new series of free online webinars focused on climate justice. On 7 July, CAT lecturer Scott Leatham and CAT student Tanya Hawkes will explore the theory and practice of the just transition movement in the UK. 

Our new free webinar series on Climate Justice features CAT Graduate School lecturers, guest speakers, students and graduates exploring the political, ethical and social contexts to the environmental crisis and how they all intersect.

A just transition

Just transition is a principle and a practice, recognising the complexity of a) creating a low carbon society to protect future generations around the world and b) protecting workers and communities from the impacts of economic changes. These complexities are often viewed as being in tension with each other, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

In this webinar, Scott will explore the actors and contexts of a just transition, focusing on what the injustices are and where they are felt. He’ll ask whether just transitions can truly be transformational, or whether they are at risk of being more empty rhetoric. Scott will use the example of the Just Transition Commission in Scotland to look at what is happening already in the UK, and what lessons we can learn from it. 

Focusing on her MSc research, Tanya will explore the work of the just transition movement and present case studies of practical just transition work in the UK. She’ll outline how these projects aim to protect workers, restore and enhance biodiversity and create new and sustainable jobs that address the triple bottom line of environmental, social and economic solutions.

More in the series

 Key information

  • Duration: 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes, including talk and Q&A
  • Upcoming dates: Wednesday 7 July 2021
  • Start time: 7.30pm
  • Spaces are limited
  • Booking required (see below)
  • There will be opportunities to ask questions

How it works

  • Webinars are hosted on Zoom and booking a place is required (see below).
  • You can only book one place at a time.
  • Bookings require a functioning email address as the link to access the webinar will be sent there. Only one booking is allowed per email address.
  • You’ll usually receive notifications from us 1 day and 1 hour before the event is scheduled to take place.
  • This notification will include a Zoom webinar link. Simply click shortly before the webinar is due to begin.
  • Do not share your email link with other users. Space on the webinars is limited and each link will only give one user access.
  • If you have any questions please get in touch

Meet the speakers

Tanya Hawkes has a DipHE in Environmental Policy, and is a current CAT student, researching a just transition in the context of land use for her MSc in Sustainability and Adaptation. She has worked in the environmental world for nearly 20years on climate change and human rights issues, and currently works in CAT’s membership department.

Scott Leatham has a PhD in Global Political Ecology and is a Senior Lecturer at CAT’s Graduate School of the Environment. Scott’s teaching focuses on issues of human-nature relations in different political, socioeconomic and cultural contexts, and through themes like justice, representation and exclusion.

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