In October, 2018, a two-day workshop was held at the Nexus Centre, Memorial University, in order to engage in “thinking futures” (Urry 2016) related to climate change and energy, with particular attention to the social values underlying decision-making in a carbon constrained world.
The workshop included participants from Australia, Canada, Finland, Germany, Iceland, India, Luxembourg, and the ... [Show full abstract] United States. Participants also represented a range of disciplines including Sociology, Geography, Political Science, and Environmental Studies, as well as community speakers. The presentations and discussions generated new insight into how energy systems may be reconfigured to address the problem of climate change and promote social-ecological wellbeing. Transdisciplinary and international contributions focused on the social challenges, possibilities and trade-offs involved in pursuing fossil fuels, nuclear power, hydro-electric, and emerging renewable energy technologies.