Theme 1: Climate justice (world views, justice & ethics)
This theme will outline the history and shape of notions of climate justice, and seek to identify common ground and differences.
International and intergenerational justice normative frameworks - in mitigation, adaptation and financing
Religious perspectives – basis or barrier to climate action?
Ideal and non-ideal climate justice
Neoliberalism as an idea
Anthropocentric and deep ecology approaches - false dichotomy?
Moral corruption and climate change
Theme 2: Barriers to implementing climate justice
2.1 Science and technology
This theme will explore the interconnections between climate justice, science and technology, with case studies focusing on the Paris Agreement and issues in Australia where these have international ramifications.
The IPCC 1.5°C report
The Paris agreement 1.5/2° target
Climate justice and climate science: synergy or disconnect?
The role of the climate scientist and ethics
Technological fixes or fantasies - geo-engineering and climate change
Clean coal and climate justice
Intellectual property - basis or barrier to climate technology solutions
Climate Change Scepticism/Denialism: the media and contrarian scientists
This theme will examine the interconnections between climate justice and governance structures post-Paris in a context of rising populism with political leaders of many countries appealing to short-term individual selfish interests. Do we face the risk of a Climexit with a breakdown of global governance structures?
Burden sharing frameworks for implementing the Paris Agreement
Is Australia doing its fair share in terms of climate change mitigation
Understanding the process of political and social change
Resilience and change
Addressing poverty and climate change
Procedural barriers for reform - both national (Australian) and comparative
Democracy - barrier or prerequisite for climate action
Future generations and international law
Intergovernmental governance structures
This topic will explore to what extent current practices and discourses in economics constitute a barrier to implementing climate justice. Case studies will examine in particular the role of corporations.
Reforming economics for the Anthropocene
Neoliberalism as a barrier to climate justice and law
Corporate social responsibility: ethical and legal frameworks
Plausible alternatives to the market-oriented climate change paradigm?
2.4 Art, activism, and learning
This session will explore the linkages between climate justice and art, as well as new forms of engagement and learning about climate change, nature, and science.
Climate change and the Anthropocene art: activism or aestheticism?
Imagining a different future: Necessity, Ethics and Empathy?
Dialogue, engagement, and community
Art and climate science
Art: Music, Performance and Climate Change
In addition to the above, an art/music side events program is in development.
Theme 3: Strategies for making a different future a reality
This session will focus on perspectives and strategies to overcome the barriers to implementing climate justice identified in the other sessions of the conference.
Understanding human psychology in dealing with climate change
Civil society and activist NGO strategies
Reforming global energy governance for the Anthropocene
Advancing the global and regional climate governance systems post-Paris
Fossil fuel divestment in Australia
Reconfiguring international environmental law for the Anthropocene
Institutions to factor-in the interests of future generations
Commissioners for Future Generations
Perspectives from the Global South
Perspectives of First Nations
Comparative case study: renewables, communities, and lessons from the field
Other: what are we missing?
Climate Justice Network
Connecting researchers, policy makers, business, communities and students interested in climate justice.
Based at the University of Tasmania, Australia.
The Next Frontier of Climate Change Policy?
Public Panel and Forum
23rd October 2018
5:30 - 7:00PM
Centenary Lecture Theatre
University of Tasmania
Sandy Bay, Hobart
Imagining a Different Future
8-10 February 2018
A multidisciplinary conference examining the barriers to responding to climate change, implementing climate justice, and proposing ways forward.