Energy Cafe: Why Communities Resist

Hosted by Cornelia Helmcke.

During this Energy Café, the centre’s postdoctoral researcher Cornelia Helmcke will tie in her previous work on energy data justice in Colombia with her most recent investigation of energy security and democracy in the Outer Hebrides. Apart from facing very different realities, communities in rural Colombia and remote Scotland have at least one thing in common: Many have chosen to oppose large scale green investment projects on their lands despite the need for infrastructural development. The talk will provide some answers to why that is and what needs to change to guarantee the just transition to net zero.

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Oct 03 2023


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm