CDS, University of Bath, December News
December 13th, 1pm -2pm: Earth Systems Governance Seminar ‘Just Urban Transitions: Governing the net zero transition in urban areas’ featuring a talk by Sophia Hatzisavvidou
- ‘The Lebanese Regie state-owned tobacco monopoly: Lessons to inform monopoly-focused endgame strategies’. BMC Public Health. Alaouie, H., Branston, J.R. & Bloomfield, M.J. (2002).
- A Case of Rampaging Elephants: The Politics of the Middle Classes in Small-town Pakistan. Journal of Contemporary Asia. Amirali, A., (2022).
- “Productivity and profitability: Investigating the economic impact of gold mining mechanisation in Kamituga, DR Congo” in The Extractive Industries and Society. Bikibanya, D. and Radley, B. (2022).
- ‘Challenging Child Neglect from a Systemic Perspective: Displaced and Conflict-Affected Children in Palestine and Jordan’. Hart, J., Alruzzi, M. and Procter, C. (2022).
- “Urban surface water quality and the potential of phytoremediation to improve water quality in per-urban and urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa – a review”. Water Supply. Schnabel, B., Wright, S., Miller, R., Bryant, L., Kjeldsen, T. Maconachie, R., Gbanie, S., Bangura, K. and Kamara, A. (2022). Open access
- The longue durée of short-lived infrastructure – Roads and state authority in South Sudan, Geoforum. Bachmann, J., Pendle, N.R., and Moro, L., (2022).
The ESG seminar series launched with a talk on Global Water Events: Explaining the Emergence of a Global Water Regime. Dr. Pacheco-Vega spoke about the impact water megaconferences have had on global cooperation on water issues, and more broadly, on global cooperation on environmental issues. By undertaking a historical institutionalist examination of the evolution of the global water regime, he identified critical junctures that might have shifted pathways for the evolution of cooperation on water issues.
In the second event, Natalie Page, ID PhD student, presented a paper co-authored with Yixian Sun entitled “Nature-climate nexus in transnational climate governance: Variation across net zero initiatives”. They drew attention to how only a small number of national net zero plans include a commitment to preserving biodiversity and made recommendations for how environmental actors and researchers could act to change this.
In the most recent ESG seminar Education for environmentally active citizens? Environmental and social injustices in environmental education in Peru and Uganda, Rachel Wilder from the Department of Education presented evidence from a large mixed methods study. Findings suggest that environmental education in both countries is significantly underperforming with regard to the goals of producing knowledgeable, agential, efficacious citizens who will take responsibility for environmental preservation. Rachel spoke about why this is and what can be done about it.
CDS and IPR jointly hosted a talk by Michael Woolcock (from Harvard and the World Bank) to discuss his forthcoming book “International Development: Navigating Humanity’s Greatest Challenge”. Earlier on the same day Michael also discussed his recently published book “The Case for Case Studies – Methods and Application in International Development” in an event jointly hosted by CDS and the Centre for Qualitative Studies.