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ECO Keynote - From Net Zero to Climate Precarity by Laurie Parsons

  • 1.  ECO Keynote - From Net Zero to Climate Precarity by Laurie Parsons

    Posted 05-10-2024 08:38
    Edited by Seray Ergene 05-10-2024 08:40
    The Ecological Crises & Organization (ECO) Network will hold its first workshop on 13/14 May 2024. As part of the workshop, we have invited Laurie Parsons (Royal Holloway, University of London) to deliver a Keynote talk:
    From Net Zero to Climate Precarity: How Rich Countries Export Climate Breakdown
    This is a public online event to be held via Zoom on May 14 between 3 - 4 pm CET.  The access link will be sent via email one day prior to the event.

    Laurie Parsons is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London and Secretary of the Climate Change Research Group of the UK's Royal Geographical Society. As a committed scholar-activist, Laurie engages extensively with policymakers and journalists, aiming to expose and regulate the issues he explores in his work. His work has underpinned worldwide exclusive reporting by the BBC, Politico, Mongabay and Vice World News, amongst others. He is the author of three books on climate change: Going Nowhere Fast (Oxford University Press, 2020), Climate Change in the Global Workplace (Routledge, 2021), and Carbon Colonialism (Manchester University Press, 2023). A researcher of the global South – and in particular Cambodia – since 2008, Laurie has won numerous accolades for his writing and research, including the prestigious Times Higher Education Research Project of the Year award for his project Blood Bricks in 2021. His latest book Carbon Colonialism was awarded the Association of American Publishers PROSE prize for Economics in 2024.

    Seray Ergene
    Assistant Professor
    University of Rhode Island
    Kingston RI United States