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Arctic Frontiers side event - Transition of Ethics, Law, and Rhetoric

News   •   Dec 16, 2015 14:52 CET

"Concerned Scientists Norway" is arranging is arranging the side event Transitions of Ethics, Law and Rhetoric during Arctic Frontiers 2016, Monday January 25, 10-30 - 16.30.

The rapid and cascading effects from climate change in the Arctic bring about fundamental paradoxes to Norwegian industries and authorities at the local, regional and national level. This is related to the combined and intertwined opportunities and challenges that arise from warmer temperatures, changes in precipitation and weather events in the Northern region. In their efforts to facilitate the sustainable development of natural resources in northern regions, authorities, civil society and private enterprises needs to reflect upon the dilemmas that may occur when adapting in a way that escalates the problem at hand, for example climate change. This side event introduces recent perspectives from ethics, law and journalism and seeks to bring forward a discussion on how to best understand and address the paradoxes inherent to arctic strategies for adaptation. Moreover, the side event will come up with new ideas on governance mechanisms that may guide actors while navigating among the many opportunities stemming from climate change.

10:30 -12:00 Research ethics & agendas: what is the connection?

Rene von Schomberg, Research and Innovation, European Commission (speaks in personal capacity) - Responsible research and innovation EU

Peter M Haugan, University of Bergen/Concerned Scientists Norway - What does social responsibility imply for academic research managers and researchers within climate and energy transition?

Tore Solheimslid, University of Bergen/Concerned Students Norway - How to communicate climate change at the University

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00 -14:30 The role of law in protecting the safe operating space for humanity

Beate Sjåfjell, University of Oslo/Concerned Scientists Norway - The legal status of oil exploration in the Arctic

Mathias Stang, Jusbuss - How can the environment benefit from free legal aid and other legal institutions?

Agnes Lindberg, University of Bergen/Concerned Students - The Urgenda case

15:00-16:30 Rhetoric or realities; Transition to low-carbon society

Andreas Ytterstad, Oslo and Akershus university college/Concerned Scientists Norway - Green shift and the labour market

Ragnhild Freng Dale, Cambridge University /Concerned Students Norway - What's in a name? The emergence of green transition discourse

Ingrid Bay-Larsen, Nordland research institute/Concerned Scientists Norway - Knowledge as conflict of interests

Free for all Arctic Frontiers delegates/1100 NOK for non Arctic Frontiers delegates. All must register for this side-event in the Arctic Frontiers registration system. Non Arctic Frontiers participants should select 'non-delegates' participant type.

Place: Room 1425, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

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