[kehitysmaaliike-l] Refraiming Sustainablility? Climate Change and North-South Dynamics

Leena Akatama leena.akatama at jyu.fi
Pe Tammi 14 14:31:30 EET 2011


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 10TH-11TH FEBRUARY 2011

*REFRAIMING SUSTAINABILITY? CLIMATE CHANGE AND NORTH-SOUTH DYNAMICS*

Climate change is a major global challenge that attracts diverse and often
contested views in Northern and Southern hemispheres. It is currently one of
the most pertinent issues across a number of academic disciplines and
development debates. Climate change adaptation and mitigation are complex
processes in which environmental, political, economic and social aspects and
interests intertwine in a wide range of constellations. Consequently there
is an urgent need to tackle these issues through interdisciplinary research
and wide public debate. For development studies, the central question is how
the multifaceted and multidimensional concept of development should be
reframed in an increasingly climate constrained world, and how this new
challenging phenomenon affects global North-South dynamics. This conference
aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, civil society actors and
policy makers from different backgrounds in order to rethink, debate and
reframe development and sustainability.

The conference is organized by the Finnish Society for Development Research
(FSDR), Finnish University Partnership for International Development
(UniPID) and Department of Political and Economic Studies/Development
Studies (University of Helsinki). The main partners include the Finnish
Service Centre for Development Cooperation (KEPA), Siemenpuu Foundation,
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and International Union for
Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

*KEYNOTE SPEAKERS **
*

*Prof. Arun  Agrawal
*School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan

*Shalmali Guttal*
Focus on the Global South, Thailand

*Prof. Markku Kanninen*
Viikki Tropical Resources Institute, University of Helsinki

*René Orellana
*Climate negotiator, Bolivia

*Prof. Petri Pellikka*
Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki

*CONFERENCE WORKING GROUPS*

1 Socioeconomic impacts of implementation of climate
policies<http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/working-groups/wg1>
2 Action research on climate
justice<http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/working-groups/wg2>
3 Development studies: Facing the novelty whilst remembering the
past<http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/working-groups/wg3>
4 Adapting to climate change: Increasing resilience of livelihoods and
ecosystems <http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/working-groups/wg4>
5 Integrating climate and development
policies<http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/working-groups/wg5>
6 Land use change: Policy, monitoring and economic
implications<http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/working-groups/wg6>
7 Development studies meets climate change: Reconceptualising development
futures <http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/working-groups/wg7>

The working groups are open to all registered participants in the
conference, including those who do not present a paper. The working language
is English.

REGISTRATION

All conference participants, including those who do not present a paper, are
kindly asked to register in advance for the conference by *31 January 2011* by
sending an email to*:
**registration2011[at]kehitystutkimus.fi*<registration2011 at kehitystutkimus.fi>
*. *The plenary sessions are open to public without prior registration.

Please, disclose in the email whether you are student participant or a
member of Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR). The conference
fee is 30 EUR (10 EUR for students). Members of the Finnish Society for
Development Research can participate free of charge.

*Payment*

Conference participants can pay the conference fee on arrival at the
registration desk. However, we recommend all prospective participants to pay
directly to our bank account (Kehitystutkimuksen seura 800017-489744), and
bring a copy of the receipt with you. Please indicate in the text field
whether you pay for the full or the reduced student fee. Thank you!

*PRACTICAL INFORMATION*

The conference takes place in the Main
Building<http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/location> of
the University of Helsinki, which lies at the centre of the Finland’s
capital with an excellent range of hotels, restaurants and touristic sights
nearby. While the conference organizers are unable to provide for the travel
and accommoation costs of conference participants, please do check a few
tips for mapping the different
options<http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/accommodation> for
a pleasant stay in Helsinki.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND CONFERENCE PROGRAMME PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE:
http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/

WELCOME!
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