Sustainability and the Global South. Climate Change as a Challenge for Development Theories in Brazil and Ethiopia
The seminar will take place on Wednesday, 6 October 2021 (4-7pm) and is promoted by Research Area of Public Ethics (DIRPOLIS Institute)
The Sant'Anna Research Area in Public Ethics is pleased to announce a roundtable entitled 'Sustainability and the Global South. Climate Change as a Challenge for Development Theories in Brazil and Ethiopia'. The roundtable, which is part of the scientific programme organized within the 3CSA (Center for Climate Change Studies and Sustainable Actions), will take place on Wednesday, 6 October 2021 (4-7pm). The seminar is promoted by the Research Area of Public Ethics of The DIRPOLIS Institute (Institute of Law, Politics and Development).
Webex meeting: https://sssup.webex.com/sssup/j.php?MTID=mbbc6312960d5abc21f02bc3c0a5ab39e
The main focus is devoted to the influence of climate change on (philosophical) sustainable development theories of the “global south”, starting from two case studies: Brazil and Ethiopia. Each of them will be covered by two leading experts in the field. For Brazil, we would like to introduce Adriana Erthal Abdenur (TBC), a social scientist, PhD in Development Sociology at Princeton, currently a senior fellow at the UN University as well as co-founder and Executive Director of Plataforma CIPÓ, an independent, women-led institute based in Brazil and dedicated to issues of climate, governance and peace in Latin America and across the Global South. For Ethiopia, we would like to introduce Workineh Kelbessa, Full Professor at Addis Adeba University in the Department of Philosophy, specializing in environmental ethics. The debate we would like to trigger revolves around a variety of questions. Starting from the new evidences related to climate change, do we need an updated reflection on theories of sustainable development? Are sustainable development theories able to influence national and international climate change treaties? Is “net zero” a blessing or a curse, with specific reference to such cases? Are climate change-proof theories affecting inequalities or trying to explicitly address them? We are looking forward to strong attendance as well as insightful and thought-provoking debates.