The TRAJECTS Centre will be hosting an information session via Zoom for the Senior and Junior Research Stay Applicants in English and Spanish on March 2nd, with the Berlin and South African time of 15 hr (3 pm) until 16 hr (4 pm). The information session will be to address any questions the applicants or interested parties may have. The informative speaker will also walk thru the steps of applying for the calls.
Sustainability Transition Dialogue co-organized with CAPAZ, Uni Magdalena and the Oraloteca on the role of green hydrogen in the energy transition.
The lecture will be held with Paola Andrea Yanguas, who is an Economist with a Public Policy Masters Degree. Research Associate and PhD candidate at the FossilExit Group of the TU Berlin, working on analysis and modelling of socio-economic and distributional implications of coal phase-out in coal-dependent regions. Serving as academic coordinator of the EU Hub of the Transnational Centre for Just Transition in Energy, Climate and Sustainability (TRAJECTS)
Seminar in Agriculture, Environment and Society
TRAJECTS celebrates the International Day Against Climate Change talking about community ownership energy systems. Do the energetic communities promote action against global warming and its effects? How easier is to develop and sustain a community energy ownership system in Colombia, South Africa and Germany?
This Sustainability Transition Dialogue is part of the Track Socio-ecological transformation III of the Research Workshop Infrastructure Policy in the 21st Century at TU Berlin.
It will have a special focus on African countries and their challenges for a Just Energy Transition.
Paola Yanguas Parra, (FossilExit Group, Trajects)
Harro von Blottnitz (University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa)
Nathan Tetteh (TU Berlin, MES)
Khadidja Sakhaouri (TU Berlin and Microenergy International)
Imane Boukathem (EUF)
In this lecture, we will nest the diversity of epistemologies and ontologies that exist within our consortium on the topic of Just Transitions. Bringing together voices from Colombia, South Africa and Germany, we will get different perspectives on how just transitions are understood. Michelle Pressend, academic coordinator at UCT, will present a critical reflection on what it is that “Just Transitions” may aim to overcome.
Roberto Almanza, professor of Anthropology at the University of Magdalena, will then show what decolonial perspectives and the Epistemologies of the Caribbean can teach us to have (more) “Just Transitions”. Nataly Díaz, academic coordinator at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IDEA) belonging to the National University of Colombia in Bogotá, will close with an intervention on why biocultural perspectives must lay front and centre in the process and goal of “Just Transitions”, in order to attain planetary justice.
After these inputs, Andrea Cardoso, Professor of Ecological Economics at the University of Magdalena, and Felipe Corral, academic coordinator of TRAJECTS at TU Berlin, will moderate a panel discussion that will engage with participants on-site and joining us virtually. After the lecture, we will host a reception with selected drinks and and appetizers open to the academic community at TU Berlin and especially aimed to bring TRAJECTS’ network in Germany closer together.