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10/27/2017 09:00

The Coal Rush and Beyond

Eva Söderman Presse und Kommunikation
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V.

    A Workshop on Coal Contestation and Advocacy for Energy Transition

    At a two-day workshop at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, international experts will explore issues relating to the energy transition on November 13-14. Researchers from Sydney, Australia, will present “The Coal Rush and Beyond”, an international research project focusing on opposition to the expansion of coal mining in India, Germany, and Australia. The research makes connections between local struggles against coal mining on the Liverpool Plains (Australia), in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, and the Lausitz (Germany) and the global politics of climate change. Talks on the second day will examine the prospects for a decisive shift in energy policy, away from reliance on coal to various forms of renewable energy, and the social and political dynamics surrounding such a shift.

    The IASS invites journalists to join the workshop “The Coal Rush and Beyond”.

    When: Monday, November 13, and Tuesday, November 14, from 9 am to 5 pm respectively

    Where: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS),
    Berliner Straße 130, 14467 Potsdam, Germany

    With: Ortwin Renn, Daniela Setton and Craig Morris (IASS), Devleena Ghosh, Tom Morton, James Goodman and Jon Marshall (University of Technology, Sydney), Linda Connor and Stuart Rosewarne (University of Sydney), Katja Müller (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg), Martin Dotzauer, (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum Leipzig), Sven Teske (Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS), Mari Martiskainen, (Science Policy Research Unit at University of Sussex), Tadzio Müller (Rosa Luxemburg Foundation), Kuba Gogolewski, (Foundation Development YES - Open-Pit Mines), Heike Askland (University of Newcastle), Sarah Glűck (Zeppelin University), and Riikka Heikkinen (Finland Oy Espoo).

    Find more information on the agenda and The Coal Rush project via the links below.

    For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact
    Eva Söderman / Anja Krieger
    Press & Communications
    Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS)
    Berliner Straße 130, 14467 Potsdam
    Tel. +49 (0)331 288 22-340/479
    E-mail /

    The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) conducts research with the goal of identifying, advancing, and guiding transformation processes towards sustainable societies in Germany and abroad. Its research practice is transdisciplinary, transformative, and co-creative. The institute cooperates with partners in academia, political institutions, administrations, civil society, and the business community to understand sustainability challenges and generate potential solutions. A strong network of national and international partners supports the work of the institute. Among its central research topics are the energy transition, emerging technologies, climate change, air quality, systemic risks, governance and participation, and cultures of transformation. The IASS is funded by the research ministries of the Federal Government of Germany and the State of Brandenburg.

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    Cultural sciences, Energy, Environment / ecology, Oceanology / climate, Politics
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