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07. May | 2020 - 08. May | 2020
Energy Futures Conference. Emerging Pathways in an Uncertain World!

The future of energy is highly uncertain. Under the looming threat of climate change, there is increasing pressure to transform the ways in which energy is generated, distributed, traded and consumed in order to achieve more sustainable futures. Yet the conditions of these transformations are constantly changing. While the Fridays for Future movement has shown increasing support for environmental transformations, the political atmosphere under which energy transitions are being implemented has changed. more infos

IRS Spring Academy
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26. May | 2020 - 29. May | 2020
IRS Spring Academy 2020. Investigating Space(s): Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches: Spaces of Crisis

There is little doubt. We live in times of crisis. Core functions of democratic societies, like the financial system, demo-cratic institutions, the free press or human-nature relationships are under severe pressure. Global problems, like in-creasing social inequality and mass migration tend to escalate while those political institutions that have been built up to deal with international emergencies, like the UN and WTO, experience a loss of legitimacy and funding. As a conse-quence, more and more political and economic decisions are made under conditions of high uncertainty and great pres-sure. In other words, they are made in crisis. more infos

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