Online IPW Lecture: Mikuláš Černík - We are the Limits: resistance to lignite mining as a ground for emerging climate justice movement in the Czech Republic

Wann: Donnerstag, 10.12.2020, 13:15 Uhr. Wo: Online. Vortrag von Mikuláš Černík (Masaryk University, Brünn).

 

Einladung zur Online IPW Lecture We are the Limits: resistance to lignite mining as a ground for emerging climate justice movement in the Czech Republic

Lecturer: Mikuláš Černík (Masaryk University, Brünn)
Moderation: Christina Plank (IPW | Universität Wien)

Wann: Donnerstag, 10. Dezember 2020, 13:15 Uhr
Wo: Online - https://moodle.univie.ac.at/mod/bigbluebuttonbn/guestlink.php?gid=4tQAeJni7Cfa

Abstract:

As the European Union currently fosters its climate ambitions, the coal industry is facing a decline. For the Czech Republic with 4th highest CO2 emissions per capita in the EU and its coal regions, it poses a great challenge for economic and socio-metabolic transformation. The case of resistance to lignite mining in Northern Bohemia shows the importance of civic grassroots resistance on shaping climate and energy politics and socio-ecological metabolism. Resistance shapes also the imaginaries of the post-carbon future in the coal heartland through the repertoire of deployed actions, public mobilisation and articulated discourses. The recent emergence of the climate justice movement in the exact location connects resistance against the mining to the global problem of climate change and broadens the conception of justice in the socio-environmental conflict.

Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der IPW Lectures, einer internationalen Vortragsreihe des Instituts für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Wien.