The linkages between globalization, sustainable development and traditional (Western) understandings of environmentalism against the background of scientific propositions of planetary boundaries and ethical considerations. What global response is emerging and where may it lead human society?
Dr. Clémençon has worked on international environmental policy issues since 1989 first as a government representative and later researcher, instructor and policy consultant. He is a senior continuing lecturer in the Global Studies Department and the Sociology Department at UCSB and has taught graduate courses in the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management and the Political Science Department. He has served as Graduate Director in the Global Studies Department from 2013-2015 and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Environment and Development since 2003. His research interests include sustainable development, political economy, international organizations (UN, EU, World Bank) international environmental institutions, agreements and negotiations, development financing, and comparative environmental politics in Europe and the US.
This is a weekly colloquium, Wednesday 12-1.30. Lunch is provided.