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Climate Justice on the Road to Durban and Beyond: Movements Below, Paralysis Above?

Michael K. Dorsey

  • Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College
  • Affiliated Researcher on Sustainability and Climate, Erasmus Research Institute of Management,
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

Michael Dorsey directs Dartmouth's Climate Justice Research Project, which investigates how emerging carbon markets shape justice-based climate policies. His research examines how theories underscoring political ecology, political economy, and institutional and organizational behavior explain and inform efforts to manage the environment and shape sustainable development. His recent work on climate policy and carbon markets explores the ways which justice and equity shape environmental managerial discourses, policies, institutions, and practices.

In this talk, Dorsey introduces the emerging movement for climate justice and discusses how different "climate justice" alliances seek and secure action on climate change and the extent such alliances are shaping the next UN climate conference in Durban, South Africa, in late 2011 and beyond. This talk is co-sponsored by the School of Politics and Global Studies.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.