Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing humanity. Climate scientists have made significant progress in understanding the causes and likely environmental impacts of climate change, while social scientists and philosophers are addressing the political, ethical and legal challenges presented by climate change. What all parties recognise is missing, however, is a body of academics and advisers with sufficient understanding of both the scientific and justice aspects of climate change to enable key research issues to be addressed and appropriate policy to be developed.
The Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarships Programme in Climate Justice at the University of Reading will fill this gap by producing a cohort of post-doctoral experts with the required breadth of knowledge and understanding to enable the development and implementation of just climate policies.
The five year programme will provide funding to up to 15 doctoral-students to undertake research across a range of areas related to Climate Justice. A pool of academics drawn from the Departments of Economics, Geography, Law, Meteorology, Philosophy and Politics & International Relations will provide supervision, teaching and support to the Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholars. The groundbreaking interdisciplinary research that will be undertaken by these students will open intellectual and policy frontiers and will pave the way for future generations of scholars and practitioners.
The workshop looks to explore ways of understanding and evaluating the everyday practices of climate change cultures
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