SOAS University of London

Sustainable Development as Climate Injustice

Dr Sam Adelman (Warwick Law School)

Date: 7 October 2015Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 7 October 2015Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G3

Type of Event: Seminar

In this seminar will examine the relationship between sustainable development and sustainability. It will assess ask whether sustainable development is a contradiction in terms, and examine the concept in relation to neoliberalism, biopower, and climate justice. It will include a discussion of development, growth, and contemporary patterns of production and consumption. I will provide a brief case study on the management and exploitation of tropical forests in order to consider whether the idea of green economy is compatible with sustainability. The seminar will hopefully conclude with a group discussion of the sustainable development goals adopted by the UN in September

Dr Sam Adelman teaches law at the University of Warwick. His main areas of research are climate change, international environmental law, development and human rights. He has degrees from Warwick, the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa - from which he was exiled after being banned and detained by the apartheid regime - and Harvard University. His recent articles include geoengineering, climate justice, human rights and climate change, and epistemologies of mastery. He is currently completing a monograph on sovereignty.

Organiser: LEDC

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