Climate Formations: Geopolitics and the History of Climate Governance
26 January 2021, 5:15 pm–6:30 pm
Join us for a virtual keynote lecture with Dr Bentley B. Allan who will provide a historical perspective on the development of global climate politics.
This event is free.
The global politics of climate change has entered a new phase. Decades of prevarication and hesitation have given way to the early stages of a green industrial race. Countries are now competing to occupy strategic positions in the new global green economy. Climate politics is merging with geopolitics. This talk will place these developments in historical perspective to show how the climate has been shaped by configurations of nature, knowledge, and geopolitics. By tracing the history of these climate formations from the 19th century to the present we can explain the failures of climate governance in the past and better understand the opportunities and challenges of the coming energy transition.