Sustainable consumption and energy equity
We explore the social and political challenges associated with sustainable patterns of consumption and equitable solutions for energy provision and consumption.
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About the group
The objectives of the research group are:
- Engage in groundbreaking research on sustainable consumption and energy equity
- Develop new perspectives on the gendered implications of energy policy, access and use
- Conduct research on the new geographies of consumption, including a focus on emerging middle-classes and theoretical advancements in connecting global production networks with changing patterns and practices of consumption in North and South
- Study the relationship between globalisation, consumption and environmental degradation
- Build on perspectives from the social sciences and humanities to develop new approaches to technology, practices and demand for energy
- Contribute towards innovative policymaking on sustainable consumption and equitable energy
- Study the relationship between energy- and climate policies, social conflict and minorities
We conduct research in both the Global North and South, the latter including a particular focus on emerging economies.
Academic programmes and courses
- SUM4019 - Consumption, Sustainability and Social Change
- SUM4032 - Development and Sustainability in Contemporary Asia
- ISSSUM4180 - Energy, Environment and Social Change
- SUM4502 – INCLUDE – Socially Inclusive Energy Transition
- SUM4200 - Key Issues in Development and Environment
- Hege Westskog, Tor H. Aase & Iris Leikanger: The Norwegian trekking association: conditions for its continued existence with new tourism patterns.
- Susanne Normann: Re-living a Common Future in the Face of Ecological Disaster: Exploring (Elements of) Guarani and Kaiowá Collective Memories, Political Imagination, and Critiques