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Symposium in honour of the 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate Joan Martinez-Alier

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A symposium in honour of the 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate Joan Martinez-Alier will be held next June 6th 2023 with the participation of our colleague Joan Martinez-Alier and three other researchers, all of them closely linked to ICTA-UAB. This event is a part of the Holberg Week, which this year takes place 6 - 9 June.


The 2023 Holberg Symposium

Title: "World Movements for Environmental Justice. The making of movements for environmental justice, their social protagonists and forms of mobilization - explained by the growth of social metabolism"


Speakers: Joan Martinez-Alier (Introduction of topic)
                 Silvio Funtowicz
                 Ksenija Hanacek
                 Brototi Roy


Date: Tuesday, June 6th 2023
 to 12:00 CEST - 03:00 AM to 06:00 AM, EDT
Location: The University Aula in Bergen- 
Livestream on Youtube

Register here Link to registration form

​​​​​​​Research on environmental justice rests not only on the empirical observation of so many similar grievances and complaints around the world at the frontiers of commodity extraction and waste disposal but also on a critique of the incapacity of economic accounting to include the damages to the environment. The participants in “ecological distribution conflicts” display a variety of valuation languages (ecological, sacredness, livelihood, economic values), which are not commensurate.

The symposium is held in honour of the 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate Joan Martinez-Alier. There will be an introduction of the topic by the 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate, followed by presentations by three invited guests and a panel discussion.