Workshop Series "Land Rights in a Changing Climate"

Centre member Megan Blomfield is co-organising a series of workshops on the topic “Land Rights in a Changing Climate” at the University of Tromsø and the University of Oslo. This project, she is running along with Dr Fabian Schuppert (Queen’s University, Belfast), is supported by a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant (funded by the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy), and brings together researchers from the University of Bergen, the University of Oslo, The Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø), and The Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change to address the question of how land rights can be recognised and respected in a world responding to climate change.

The workshop at the University of Tromsø is taking place at the 27th of January, featuring the following talks:
Fabian Schuppert (University of Potsdam), ‘Land-based adaptation measures, the claims of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and the prospects of a just transition
Kerstin Reibold (Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø), ‘Indigenous land rights under climate change’
Matthew Coffay (University of Bergen), ‘Sustainability in Norwegian agriculture: The normative model of sustainable development and sustainability transition studies
Megan Blomfield (University of Sheffield), ‘Land as a global commons?

The workshop at the University of Oslo is taking place at the 30th and 31st of January, and includes the following talks:
Megan Blomfield (University of Sheffield), ‘Land as a global commons?
Matthew Coffay (University of Bergen), ‘Sustainability in Norwegian agriculture: The normative model of sustainable development and sustainability transition studies
Clare Heyward (Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø) & Dominic Lenzi (Mercator Research
Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change), ‘Global sinks and local carbon rights:
Improving arguments for special claims

Alejandra Mancilla (University of Oslo), ‘Climate change, land change, and the “problem of fit”: the case of Antarctica’
Kerstin Reibold (Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø), ‘Indigenous land rights under climate change’

For information on the event, contact Megan Blomfield!