August 2022

02
Aug
2022

Planetary Health Equity Hothouse - lecture and launch

Sharon Friel

Sharon Friel will discuss the global consumptogenic system of institutions, policies, commercial activities, norms and behaviours that encourage and reward excessive production and consumption of fossil fuel-reliant goods and services that are unhealthy and inequitably valued and distributed.

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04
Aug
2022

Mega renewable projects on Indigenous land: prospects for real benefit?

Jon Altman

Can Indigenous holders of native title rights and interests ensure that they benefit from mega renewable energy projects on their land?

Sun Cable render of solar precinct, used with permission. https://suncable.energy/assets/

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09
Aug
2022

At the margins for globalization: Indigenous Peoples and international economic law

Sergio Puig

This seminar explains how Indigenous interests are protected under international economic agreements and how to build from the limited success of such protections.

Image of Lumads marching with “Assert Indigenous Peoples right to self determination” banner in Davao City, Philippines by Keith Bacongo on flickr (https://flic.kr/p/59tNEG) (CC BY 2.0)

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16
Aug
2022

Living democracy - transformative change begins at the edge

Tim Hollo

This talk explores processes of institutional change, in ecology and in politics, presenting a model that indicates how practices at the edges of our system can become transformative.

Image of seedlings in hands by kavya_adiga at Pixahive https://pixahive.com/photo/seedlings-in-the-hands/ (CC0)

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23
Aug
2022

Political economy of vaccine diplomacy: explaining varying strategies of China, India, and Russia's COVID-19 vaccine diplomacy

Suzuki Mao and Shiming Yang

Through comparative case studies of China, India, and Russia, we explain variations in their styles of vaccine diplomacy with a focus on political economic factors, namely the country’s relative strengths and weaknesses in the vaccine supply chains.

Image of President Rodrigo Duterte and Ambassador Huan Xilian at arrival of 600,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines at Villamor Air Base (Feb. 28, 2021); PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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30
Aug
2022

Climate finance for renewable energy development in Fiji: complex problems and troubling solutions

Kirsty Anantharajah

This presentation troubles the promise of climate finance for renewable energy development in Fiji, and explores alternatives manifesting on the ground.

Image of Barefoot College woman graduate installing solar panels in Kadavu, Fiji. Photo by Laura Cleary from UN Women Pacific flickr account. https://flic.kr/p/nnM9m2  (CC BY-SA 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

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