International Summer School of Political Ecology – 21-25 August 2023

You can still apply to join the Summer School until the 20th of June, as the deadline has been extended.

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The International Summer School of Political Ecology 2023 will explore growing inequalities and address the question why concepts such as environmental justice or just transition are increasingly important in discussions on how to tackle the environmental crisis without deepening inequalities. 

The consequences of climate change, mass extinction of species, loss of habitats and pollution lead to general environmental and ecological issues that are appearing more than ever on the political agenda, as they affect and influence us all, albeit in a very unequal way. They have distinctly negative impacts on different regions in the world, societies, classes, groups of people and other living beings. The most vulnerable are the least responsible for the environmental crisis, but are usually the most affected.

Policy measures for protecting environment and climate that have been or are yet to be adopted are likely to lead to more inequalities and other undesirable social consequences: undermining social cohesion and reducing social welfare, as well as preventing just solutions to environmental issues.

The focus of the Summer School will be on the growing inequalities within and between countries, and how our societies and economy can be organised in ways that do not exacerbate these inequalities, but also do not further harm our planet.

  • Earn credits through accredited participation for PhD and Master students (10 ECTS / 6 ECTS).
  • Immerse yourself in cutting-edge green transition research with leading international and Slovene researchers and practitioners.
  • Develop critical thinking on inequalities of green transition.
  • Enjoy summer school without fees.
  • Engage in interactive activities in the evenings, as well as discover Ljubljana.
  • Prof Aristotle Tympas – professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a specialist in the study of technology; 
  • Dr Mine Islar – Lecturer at Lund University and scientific adviser to the UNs IPBES in the field of ecosystem services;
  • Prof Stefan Bouzarovski – Professor at the University of Manchester and one of the leading experts on energy poverty;
  • Dr Roland Ngam – Head of climate justice at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s South Africa office; 
  • Prof Selina Gallo-Cruz – Associate professor at Syracuse University, author of “Awaiting Spring and War: Insights from Ecofeminism”;
  • Dr Max Ajl – Researcher of climate and agrarian questions at Ghent University and the author of “A People’s Green New Deal“;
  • Dr Rachel Guyet – Director of the Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance at the Centre international de formation européenne;
  • Dr Emanuele Leonardi – Economic sociologist from University of Bologna, who studies the relation of organised labour to the enviromental crisis;
  • Dr Nora Teller – Researcher at the Metropolitan Research Institute in Budapest, focused on housing;
  • Prof Darko Nadić – Professor of Social and Political Ecology at the University of Belgrade, focusing on environmental policy analysis, especially at EU level;
  • Clotilde Clark-Foulquier – Project manager at European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA);
  • Prof Yuri Kazepov – Professor at the University of Vienna, where he teaches urban sociology and works on housing and integration policies.

and also joined by other guests and panelists for the afternoon roundtables. 

Join the summer school in creating new insights to overcome the inequalities of green transition!

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