Invitation GLAMURS final conference 30th of November until 1st of December

Shared by Diana Ivanova on our mailing list. On behalf of the GLAMURS project team, it is my pleasure to invite you to the Final Conference of our GLAMURS Project that will be held in Brussels, at the Diamant Centre, November 30th & December 1st 2016. We would be very happy if you could join us Read more about Invitation GLAMURS final conference 30th of November until 1st of December[…]

Exxon Mobil, FuelCell partner on Carbon capture and sequestration

Shared by Jean Boucher on our mailing list. Published: Friday, October 28, 2016 Exxon Mobil Corp. and FuelCell Energy Inc. announced yesterday they will build a new carbon capture pilot project at a power plant in Alabama. It is the first pilot program of the two companies’ partnership on carbon capture technology. The Alabama power Read more about Exxon Mobil, FuelCell partner on Carbon capture and sequestration[…]

Successful Sustainable Consumption Workshop at Shanghai University, China

“生态文明、可持续消费与社会治理”研讨会在上海大学召开 2016年10月15-17日,由上海大学社会学院、国际可持续消费研究和行动倡议组织(SCORAI)、英国曼彻斯特可持续消费研究所、荷兰瓦赫宁根大学环境政策系和中国社会学会消费社会学委员会联合主办的“生态文明、可持续消费与社会治理”工作坊在上海大学嘉定校区召开。此次国际学术研讨会的承办方为上海大学社会学院,核心召集人为上海大学社会学系张敦福教授。荷兰瓦赫宁根大学教授GertSpaargaren、英国曼彻斯特大学教授Dale Southerton、美国新泽西州科技学院教授Maurie Cohen、中山大学王宁教授、中国人民大学张磊博士、英国曼彻斯特大学Alison Browne博士等40余位国内外专家学者出席了本次会议,并与当地非政府组织代表和上海大学师生进行了对话与交流。 本次工作坊中,共有28组学者向参会者展示了他们的最新研究成果,内容广泛,讨论深入,涉及议题覆盖了可持续消费研究前沿理论、中国生态文明建设实践、食品的生产与消费、生活垃圾处理、生活能源使用、日常出行等。在17日下午的“东亚可持续消费和环境问题”圆桌会议上,与会人员还就如何进一步促进可持续消费研究的国际合作、可持续消费的概念和框架、中国消费的可持续性以及可持续转型中社会技术革新的角色等议题展开了热烈讨论。详细信息,请联系:llllei63@hotmail.com (中国人民大学社会学系范叶超) 附:会议日程安排 Successful Sustainable Consumption Workshop at Shanghai University, China From 15-17 October 2016, the workshop on ‘Ecological Civilization, Sustainable Consumption: Insights for Social Governance’ was successfully taken place in Jiading Campus of Shanghai University, jointly held by Schoolof Sociology and PoliticalScience at Shanghai University in China, Sustainable ConsumptionResearch Read more about Successful Sustainable Consumption Workshop at Shanghai University, China[…]

“Mass Transformative Practice” event at T2017 Dundee

Shared by Maurie Cohen on our mailing list. A ‘mass transformative practice’ event is to be held at T2017.  This will include all conference participants engaging in professionally facilitated dialogue by the International Futures Forum and others using the Three Horizons futures approach.  The session will focus on understanding how current knowledge production and use Read more about “Mass Transformative Practice” event at T2017 Dundee[…]

CfP for SCORAI-sponsored Sessions at the GRF-SCP Conference

Shared by Maurie Cohen on our mailing list. The SCORAI Board is organizing a series of sessions at the Third International Conference of the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption being held June 27‒29, 2017 at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK. The theme of the event is “Sustainable Lifestyles, Livelihoods and Read more about CfP for SCORAI-sponsored Sessions at the GRF-SCP Conference[…]

Reminder for Call for Proposals: Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene. Symposium, 24-25 April 2017,  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA

Shared by Dimitris Stevis. Proposal deadline: November 1, 2016 Environmental justice is a central component of sustainability politics during the Anthropocene – the current geological age when human activity is the dominant influence on climate and environment. Every aspect of sustainability politics requires a close analysis of its equity implications, and environmental justice provides us with Read more about Reminder for Call for Proposals: Environmental Justice in the Anthropocene. Symposium, 24-25 April 2017,  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA[…]

Scamming in the Sharing Economy: “not your Mom’s B&B”

Shared by Patrick Bond on our mailing list. It seems like politicians, journalists and pundits are lining up to praise the “innovative” promise of the so-called “sharing economy.” But is there something sinister lurking behind the collaborative facade that so often accompanies rosy assessments of the peer-to-peer online sector? To consider this question, we connected Read more about Scamming in the Sharing Economy: “not your Mom’s B&B”[…]