Critical introduction to Joan Martinez-Alier: political ecology, justice and degrowth
Welcome to a symposium organized by the Centre for Climate and Energy Transition (CET) in collaboration with the Holberg Prize.
This year’s winner of the Holberg Prize, Joan Martinez-Alier, has made significant contributions to ecological economics, political ecology, and environmental justice. More recently, he has also become a public intellectual in the degrowth movement.
At this symposium, scholars familiar with his work will provide critical introductions to his work. Then there will be a debate between presenters, with openings for comments and questions from the audience, about the merits and usefulness of this scholarship.
12.00-12.15: Coffee and snacks
12.15-12.30: Brief overview of the work of Joan Martinez-Alier by Håvard Haarstad, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, UiB
12.30-13.00: Political ecology and degrowth by Tor Arve Benjaminsen, NMBU
13.00-13.30: Environmental justice and injustice by Anwesha Dutta, Chr. Michelsen Institute
Please register for the symposium here.