Wed, 08 Nov 2023, 4:30 - 6:00 PM (BST)
Lecture Theatre 3, Bush House North East Wing, Strand Campus, London
Join the editor of 'Dismantling Green Colonialism', Hamza Hamouchene, for this talk at Kings College London.
Dr Hamza Hamouchene is a London-based Algerian researcher and activist. He is the North Africa Programme Coordinator at the Transnational Institute (TNI), and a founding member of Algeria Solidarity Campaign (ASC), Environmental Justice North Africa (EJNA) and the North African Food Sovereignty Network (NAFSN). He has written and edited several books including The Arab Uprisings: A decade of struggles and The Struggle for Energy Democracy in the Maghreb. His writings have appeared in Africa Is A Country, Guardian, Huffington Post, Middle East Eye, New Internationalist, Jadaliyya, openDemocracy, ROAR and other places.
Dr Luis Andeuza is a human geographer with a background in anthropology and critical development studies. His work focuses on critical theory, the political ecology of uneven and combined development in Latin America, and local responses to these processes on indigenous and rural territories. Luis has experience conducting research on a range of Latin American contexts (including Mexico, Chile, and Peru) with both academic and nongovernmental organisations, with an emphasis on participatory research methods, interdisciplinarity, and the intersections between culture, political economy, uneven development, and human/environment relations.
About Dismantling Green Colonialism – Energy and Climate Justice in the Arab Region:
The Arab region is a focus of world politics, with authoritarian regimes, significant fossil fuel reserves and histories of colonialism and imperialism. It is also the site of potentially immense green energy resources.
The writers in this collection explore a region ripe for energy transition, but held back by resource-grabbing and (neo)colonial agendas. They show the importance of fighting for a just energy transition and climate justice – exposing policies and practices that protect global and local political elites, multinational corporations and military regimes.
Covering a wide range of countries from Morocco, Western Sahara, Algeria and Tunisia to Egypt, Sudan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine, this book challenges Eurocentrism and highlights instead a class-conscious approach to climate justice that is necessary for our survival.
This event is part of the Interrogating Development seminar series is organised by the Department of International Development at King’s College London. The series examines some of the most pressing issues facing global society today, from social development to emerging political economies.
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Questioning energy transition in the Arab region using a climate justice lens