LUCSUS Seminar: Just Energy Transitions – reflections on a semi-failed workshop methodology
Welcome to a seminar with LUCSUS researcher Henner Busch
The necessary transition from fossil to renewables energy sources is riddled with conflict. Energy politics will have to untangle and resolve these questions of Energy Justice if the transition of our energy system is be successful. But how can society understand and prioritise conflicting justice claims related to the phase-out of fossil and phase-in of renewable energy. We attempted to address this question with a methodology that builds on stakeholder workshops supported by fictional cases. We introduce the cases by means of a short case description that is supported by a set of short comics that visualise different justice claims that have been brought forth in public debates on similar cases.
In this seminar, I will reflect on the use of this methodology to address energy justice conflicts. I will highlight what worked and what did not work and what use the comics had in the process.
Henner Busch is a researcher at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies. His work mainly focusses on the social and political questions of energy transitions. He is involved in the Navigating Justice Claims project (https://portal.research.lu.se/en/projects/navigating-justice-claims-between-riots-strikes-and-business-as-u) which forms the background of this presentation.
The seminar is a part of the theme: Connecting the Local and the Global.
The seminar will take place in Wrangel, Biskopsgatan 5, room 117.
The LUCSUS seminars are open for the public, held online or in-person and take place Thursdays from 11am to 12 noon. We are looking forwards to seeing you!