[kehitysmaaliike-l] Conference on Climate Change: Registration open now!

Eija Ranta-Owusu eija.ranta-owusu at helsinki.fi
Mon Tammi 24 12:59:25 EET 2011

Muistathan ilmoittautua Kehitystutkimuksen seuran järjestämään  
ajankohtaiseen ilmastokonferenssiin, jonka puitteissa tutkijat ja  
aktivistit voivat jakaa uusinta tietoa ja kokemuksia  
ilmastonmuutoksesta ja Etelän ja Pohjoisen välisistä suhteista.

Lisätietoa: http://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/conference/,  
yksityiskohtaista tietoa rekisteröitymisestä alla.


International Conference: Reframing Sustainability? Climate Change and  
North-South Dynamics, 10.-11.2.2011, Helsinki, Finland

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  


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


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. The plenary sessions – keynote  
speeches and concluding panel – are open to public without prior  

Please disclose in the email whether you are a student participant or  
a member of the Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR). The  
conference fee is 30 EUR (10 EUR for students). Conference fee  
includes coffee and evening reception.

Current FSDR members are exempted from paying the conference fee, but  
are required to register as well.


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 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!

Bank details

Account holder: Kehitystutkimuksen seura ry
Account number: IBAN FI 8580001700489744
Bank name: Sampo Pankki
Bank address: P.O.Box 148, 00075 SAMPOPANKKI, FINLAND
Swiftcode: DABAFIHH

Eija Ranta-Owusu
Ph.D. Candidate in Development Studies
Department of Political and Economic Studies
P.O. Box 59, 00014 University of Helsinki
+358-40-5608024 (mobile)
eija.ranta-owusu at helsinki.fi

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