#JustSustainabilityTransitions – Diversifying Power! Energy & Climate Justice with Jennie C. Stephens & others

Thursday 22 Apr 2021, 15:00 - 17:00
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What does more inclusive leadership to advance climate and energy justice look like? Join this webinar in our series on just sustainability transitions to discuss prof. Jennie C. Stephens’s insights on energy and climate justice! 

The urgency of climate change and sustainable energy seems to be gaining more and more attention. But who is involved, whose voices are being elevated, and how do our responses perpetuate or disrupt the concentration of wealth and power? What does more inclusive leadership look like to advance climate and energy justice?

Why we need antiracist, feminist leadership on climate & energy with Jennie C. Stephens

In this webinar, we invite professor Jennie C. Stephens to share insights from her recent book “Diversifying Power: Why we need antiracist, feminist leadership on climate and energy”. This work captures the voices of those who have too often remained unseen and unheard in the fields of energy and climate. 

Action research on just energy transitions - three short pitches 

Jennie C. Stephens’s talk will be preceded by three short pitches on initiatives at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam to conduct action research on energy justice (Prof. Darren McCauley), social innovation in energy (Dr. Julia Wittmayer) and sustainable just cities (Dr. Flor Avelino). 

Interactive World Café

After Jennie C. Stephens’s talk there will be an interactive World Café where participants are invited to share their thoughts, comments and questions, first with each other in smaller groups, followed by a moderated 30-minute Q&A session with Jennie C. Stephens. 

Inviting an international and mixed audience 

Are you a researcher, student, activist, entrepreneur, policy-maker, otherwise critical thinker and/or engaged citizen? And are you interested in energy and climate justice? Join this webinar!

Programme overview

  • 15:00-15:10 | Welcome & short introduction
  • 15:10-15:25 | Short pitches Prof. Dr. Darren McCauley, Dr. Julia Wittmayer & Dr. Flor Avelino
  • 15:25-15:50 | Talk on “Diversifying Power: Why we need antiracist, feminist leadership on climate and energy” by Prof. Dr. Jennie C. Stephens
  • 15:50-16:20 | World Café discussion - 2 rounds of 10-15 minutes in groups of 4-5 people
  • 16:20-16:50 | Q&A with Jennie Stephens
  • 16:50-17:00 | Closing and looking ahead

This event is part of a webinar series on #JustSustainabilityTransitions that aims to deepen, translate and connect knowledge on transformative change towards more just and sustainable societies, in energy and other domains. 

Participation is free but you do need to register ahead of time via this link:  People can register until Wednesday the 21st of April via this link, after which they will receive emails to confirm with the zoom link.

Organized by 

The Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT), Vital Cities & Citizens (VCC) and Global Social Challenges (GSC) in collaboration with The School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University, The Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, and Social Innovation in Energy Transitions (SONNET). 

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