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Towards Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions

Are you interested in learning about the chances, and challenges for just energy transitions that ´leave no one behind´? This course examines the socioeconomic dimensions and distribution outcomes of sustainability transitions in theory and practice from a multi-disciplinary perspective. With a special focus on the Global South, employment and social reproduction, and on energy transitions in particular, the course aims to discuss ways in which green transitions can create sustainable development benefits for vulnerable and traditionally excluded communities and groups. The course provides participants with a solid overview of the conceptual and political debates regarding inclusivity and fairness in energy transitions. Participants will also gain practical insights on ways to optimize the social and economic development impacts of green transition initiatives. This online course is organized by the International Development Studies Group of the Human Geography and Planning Department at Utrecht University´s Faculty of Geoscience, with contributions from guest scholars, practitioners, and entrepreneurs. Additionally, participants will work on a group project.   

Global Transformations

How can systemic drivers of global challenges be identified? What are transformations and how do they come about? How can different forms of experimentation and adaptive learning be used to achieve transformation? This one-week module focuses on the development of competencies for contemporary global leaders working to tackle global challenges. It is designed for programme coordinators, project leaders, strategists, and other individuals seeking to facilitate transformative solutions in their work. It uses both interdisciplinary theories and insights from practice to equip participants with the skills to critically understand complex global challenges and confront them in practice.

Future Food Studies: Exploring Sustainable Solutions

A global food revolution is urgently needed for a healthy, sustainable, and a fair food supply for the rapidly growing and urbanising human population with increasing living standards, life expectancy, and incidences of chronic diseases, while recognizing the limits of our planet. This summer school introduces three research themes: environmental impact of food production, food consumption and health, and governance for fair food. Through lectures, workshops, assignments, and excursions, participants acquire insight in the complexity of food studies.