The Society’s 2023 Annual International Conference is in full swing, with expert geographers from around the world gathering at the Society, hubs around the world and online.
Among the huge range of critical topics being dealt with at the conference, decarbonisation is a major point of conversation. A range of papers and research are being presented across the three days of the conference, considering the issue from a variety angles, including:
Just energy transitions, energy infrastructure, security and affordability.
Decolonising decarbonisation and climate justice.
Industrial decarbonisation politics, policies and moving towards net zero.
Community engagement and public perceptions of carbon removal and clean energy.
Decarbonisation in the transport sector.
Climate financing and investment.
Yesterday, the session on Decolonising decarbonisation explored a decolonised climate justice framing of the Global North’s decarbonisation strategy. The session focused on the impacts of low-carbon energy and critical raw materials on places and peoples, as well as the coloniality of climate finance, green policy and carbon offsets.
Decarbonisation in the transport sector was also considered yesterday in Geographical perspectives on transport sector decarbonisation. Looking at the considerable transformations required in the transport sector before the end of the decade if the target to limit global heating to 1.5 degrees is to be met, researchers in the session discussed solutions that have the potential to deliver substantial cuts in the transport sector’s emissions inventory.
This afternoon, researchers are offering insights into industrial decarbonisation in The emerging geographies of industrial decarbonisation. The decarbonisation of the industrial sector comprises one of society’s greatest challenges in the context of climate change.
Find out more about the conference and the range of sessions happening
This year's Annual Conference kicked off yesterday evening, with plenary sessions today connecting geographers around the world via remote hubs.
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