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Brown bag: A presentation of Solar Technology and Global Environmental Justice - The Vision and the Reality, and a conversation on the “why” and “how” of academic book publishing

Welcome to a seminar with EHL researcher Andreas Roos! He will give you a presentation of his monograph "Solar technology and global environmental justice: The vision and the reality" followed by a conversation on the why and how of academic book publishing. Vegan ciabattas are served for everyone that register!

Time: Wed 2023-05-17 11.45 - 12.45

Location: Div. of History of Science, Technology and Environment, Teknikringen 74D, level 5

Language: English

For this brown-bag seminar, Andreas will present the newly published monograph "Solar technology and global environmental justice: The vision and the reality". The book is based on the results of his Ph.D. thesis, focusing on large-scale solar development and ecologically unequal exchange. The book includes an additional chapter and a more compelling narrative structure. After the presentation, Andreas will open up for a conversation on the "why" and "how" of academic book publishing.

"Building on insights from ecological economics and philosophy of technology, this book offers a novel, interdisciplinary approach to understand the contradictory nature of Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is rapidly emerging as a cost-effective option in the world economy. However, reports about miserable working conditions, environmentally deleterious mineral extraction and toxic waste dumps corrode the image of a problem-free future based on solar power. Against this backdrop, Andreas Roos explores whether ‘ecologically unequal exchange’ – an asymmetric transfer of labour time and natural resources – is a necessary condition for solar PV development."


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11:45 - get your ciabatta and mingle
12:00 - the presentation start
12:45 - the session ends

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