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We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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DSA2021

Our conference this year is themed "Unsettling Development"

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A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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ISS, Erasmus University latest news & publications – December

Publications:

How to keep unburnable fossil fuel reserves in the soil

How to keep unburnable fossil fuel reserves in the soil

In this new article published in Energy Policy, Dr Lorenzo Pellegrini et al discuss possible institutional mechanisms to identify specific fossil fuel reserves to be left untouched and the financial mechanisms for raising and distributing funds to compensate the right-holders for forgoing extraction.

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What is the impact of fairtrade production on tea workers?

What is the impact of fairtrade production on tea workers?

Led by Dr Karin Astrid Siegmann, this study aimed to better understand Fairtrade’s impact for tea plantations and workers in India and Sri Lanka. The 3-year study explored the development of labour conditions and collective agency of workers in Fairtrade certified plantations compared to non-certified plantations, and the role of Fairtrade in that process.

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