Thu, 16 Nov 2023, 5:00 - 7:00 PM (GMT)
Room G12, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB
Join the author of 'Dismantling Green Colonialism', Hamza Hamouchene, at University College London.
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 UCL European & International Social & Political Studies (EISPS) Global Politics Remix 2023 Lecture Series. With support from the UCL Middle East Research Centre.
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Questioning energy transition in the Arab region using a climate justice lens