Presentations & Panels

The Climate of European Politics

Monday, June 23

10:00 – 13:00
Auditorium Maximum
(Aula Mała)

This panel will explore the issues and themes in which European integration, international politics, and global environmental issues meet and intersect. To what degree can the EU offer leadership in promoting transnational environmental cooperation? How are climate change, energy policy, and security issues related? How do other forms of political power, including gender privilege, affect the way political agents are confronting climate change in Europe and elsewhere in the world?
strategylocalaction Torsten Woellert, European Commission, DG Climate Action
EU Climate Action: Global Agreements, EU Strategies and Funds, Markets and Local Action
energypeople Karolina Jankowska, Energy and Environment Consultant
Bringing energy to the people – what Poland, Europe and the world really need
news conference on the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy EU2030, EC headquarters, Brussels CANCELLED | PRESENTER UNABLE TO ATTEND
Brook Riley
, Friends of the Earth-Europe
The EU 2030 climate and energy package
climatesecurity Marie-Ange Schellekens-Gaiffe, Uppsala University
Climate and Security, Europe and the World
genderclimate Seema Arora-Jonsson, Swedish Agricultural University
Virtue and Vulnerability: Gender and Women in Climate Change discourses
Moderator: Gregor Vulturius, Stockholm Environment Institute

European Environments , European Identities

Tuesday, June 24

10:00 – 13:00
Auditorium Maximum
(Aula Mała)

In this panel, two distinguished representatives of the field of environmental history will discuss how particular landscapes have been mobilized in projects of identity. What are the legacies of those efforts, and what do they suggest about the significance of environmental identities for Europe’s present and future? What role can historical knowledge play in helping us understand and respond to global change?
Tatra photo_Patrice Dabrowski_ Patrice Dabrowski, University of Vienna
Natural Environments, National Identities? Polish Engagement with the Carpathian Mountains
hiking_Tait Keller Tait Keller, Rhodes College, USA
Mountain Majesties and National Fantasies on the Alpine Frontier, 1869-1939
Moderator: James Leigh, Groningen

Global Stewardship, European Citizenship

What does it mean to practice environmental stewardship, how does that coincide or conflict with the practice of national and European citizenship, and can either of these things be taught? In this panel, one of the co-founders of the Euroculture consortium will discuss the role of the humanities in promoting the values and practices of citizenship and stewardship, to be followed by a round table discussion.
illustration: juan m sarabia Carl-Reinhold Bråkenhielm, Uppsala University
The significance of humanities for citizenship and stewardship. Myth or reality?
Round Table Discussion: The Environment, the Humanities, and the (global?) Citizen.
Elizabeth Goering, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
‘Going Green’: Realigning Environmental and Economic Priorities through Intercultural Exchange
Moderator: Ben Martin, Uppsala

Europe and the Changing Arctic

Wednesday, June 25

10:00 – 13:00
Auditorium Maximum
(Aula Mała)

This panel will feature short presentations offering a variety of perspectives on the relationship of Europe to the ongoing changes in the Arctic. What problems (and opportunities) are emerging there, and how are European institutions–including European states, the EU, and citizens’ groups–responding? What lines of conflict emerge among the groups eager to exploit, save, or simply live in the high North? What does the case of the Arctic reveal about the broader role of the EU, and of European activists, in responding to global change?
greenland Lill Rastad-Bjørst, Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Learning in the Arctic. Aalborg University, Denmark
Communicating climate change. Processes of ecological displacement and Greenland’s double climate strategy
greenpeace_transocean_spitsbergen_1 Thomas Nilsen, Barents Secretariat, Norway
Cross-border Barents cooperation in times of Arctic meltdown, shipping, drilling and people-to-people contacts
Peder Roberts_image Peder Roberts, Environmental Humanities Lab, KTH-Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Commentary: Why Is The Arctic Suddenly Interesting for Europe?
euarctic Adam Stepien, University of Lapland, Finland
The EU as an Arctic actor: EU’s interests, policies, footprint and blunders in the North

Moderator: Nicola Wendt (Euroculture graduate 2014 Uppsala/Strasbourg)

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