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Dr Nessa Winston | Webinar| 18 April 2023


Topic: Unpacking green and just transition policies: instruments and toolboxes

Date/Time: 18 April 2023, 1-2pm

Speaker: Ekaterina Domorenok, Professor of Political Science at the University of Padua.

Abstract: The need to simultaneously address ecological and social costs and risks of climate change has challenged the established welfare and green state regimes, requiring to coordinate policy strategies and individual policy instruments across a range of sectors. Along with the complexity of practical solutions that this task implies, a range of theoretical and conceptual issues arise for those who aim to map and understand these processes. The rapidly growing though still underdeveloped scholarly debate on eco-social transitions still lacks solid theoretical grounds, especially from the political science perspective, and much empirical research remains to be done to assess how and to what extent governments at the different territorial levels manage to cope with the multifaceted eco-social agenda.

Building on public policy studies and, in particular, policy integration research, this presentation offers a theoretical reflection and some original empirical findings on how social and environmental priorities can be addressed at the level of individual policy instruments.

This webinar is part of the UCD Sustainable Wellbeing: Humans, Environment and liveability theme (SWEL) seminar series; SWHEL is a Strategic Priority of the UCD Earth Institute for 2021-2023. (opens in a new window)SWHEL is led by Dr Nessa Winston (Assoc. Prof. in Social Policy, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice) and Karen Keaveney (School of Agriculture and Food Science) with co-applicants Jennifer Symonds (Education), Finbarr Brereton (Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy), Orla Kelly (Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice), Conor Buggy (Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science), Leonard Lades (Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy).

The webinar is organised jointly by the UCD Earth Institute and the UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice.

For more information email (opens in a new window)Nessa.Winston@ucd.ie

Registration for zoom at the following link: (opens in a new window)https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/68164500188?pwd=Y0RCajNyVE9TRVJLeElDOVpoMlRBdz09

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