Prof. James Meadowcroft (Carleton University) will give a guest lecture entitled, Pushing the boudaries: The politics of environmental limits, at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Josephson Building, Biskopsgatan 5, Ostrom Lecture Room (third floor); Thursday 4 December 2014, 15.15-17.00.
This talk explores the ways in which the idea of limits has been integrated into contemporary environmental argument. It considers advantages and disadvantages of invoking an idiom of limits, and concludes that recognizing the claims of a new ‘politics of limits’ will be critical if human societies are to come to terms with environmental challenges in the 21st century.
This guest lecture is jointly organized by the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), the Lund University Department of Political Science – both members of LUCID – and the Earth System Governance International Project Office.
James Meadowcroft holds a Canada Research Chair in Governance for Sustainable Development and is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration, and in the Department of Political Science, at Carleton University. His research focuses on reforms to structures and processes of governance to promote transitions towards sustainability. He has written widely on sustainable development, and on energy and environmental politics and policy, including recent work on carbon capture and storage, smart grids, the development of Ontario’s electricity system, the politics of socio-technical transitions, and negative carbon emissions. James Meadowcroft is a Lead Faculty member of the Earth System Governance Project and initiator of the Taskforce on Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance
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