The 2023 Holberg Symposium: World Movements for Environmental Justice

The making of movements for environmental justice, their social protagonists and forms of mobilization - explained by the growth of social metabolism.

Research on environmental justice rests not only on the empirical observation of so many similar grievances and complaints around the world at the frontiers of commodity extraction and waste disposal but also on a critique of the incapacity of economic accounting to include the damages to the environment. The participants in “ecological distribution conflicts” display a variety of valuation languages (ecological, sacredness, livelihood, economic values), which are not commensurate.


The symposium is held in honour of the 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate Jean Martinez-Alier. There will be an introduction of the topic by the 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate, followed by presentations by three invited guests and a panel discussion. 


The event is free and open to all.
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Joan Martinez-Alier (Introduction of topic)
Silvio Funtowicz
Ksenija Hanacek
Brototi Roy

Details to follow. 


This event is a part of the Holberg Week, which this year takes place 6 - 9 June.


to 12:00, CEST.

03:00 AM to 06:00 AM, EDT

The University Aula in Bergen
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Free admittance.