The Climate Emergency and Social Inequality – Responses from Researchers in Wales

Energy systems, economics and community engagement will be among the topics discussed at our first Early Career Research Conference on Friday 26 November.

Date: 26 November

Venue: Online

We will be showcasing the work of more than 20 ECRs during the event, which follows the COP 26 climate summit and links with Wales Climate Week from 22-26 November. Our contributors are based at universities across Wales, and their work spans disciplines across STEMM, humanities, arts and social sciences.

Six themed sessions will take place as follows:

  • Interconnection, Participation and Decision Making: Approaches to Acting Globally
  • Learning from Communities’ Experiences: Envisaging Future Possibilities
  • Language and Translation: Issues of Representation and Social Justice
  • Positive Approaches to Waste
  • The Economics of Change: New Approaches to The Climate Crisis
  • New Possibilities for Energy Systems

We will then close with a more detailed roundtable discussion on the following topic:

Will technologies designed to decarbonise homes exacerbate or reduce social inequalities?

We encourage you to attend the whole conference if possible, but participants are also welcome to dip in and out of the sessions.