Lecture 'Stories from Environmental Justice Frontline Heroes'

For whom
Employees , Private individuals , Students
When
21-09-2022 from 20:00 to 22:00
Where
Auditorium 3 Suzanne Lilar, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Organizer
Green Office, Environmental Department
Contact
Femke.Lootens@UGent.be
Website
https://www.facebook.com/events/822448138732859?ref=newsfeed

Nick Meynen will talk about the connections between struggles for environmental justice and the forthcoming of a socially-just economy and society.

Nick Meynen will talk about the connections between struggles for environmental justice and the various ways through which sustainable and socially-just economy and society comes into existence.

This keynote is part of the summerschools degrowth & climate.

Nick is a geographer with a postgraduate in conflict studies who became a professional environmental activist back in 2008. He now works as a senior policy officer for systemic change at the European Environmental Bureau. He’s also an investigative journalist and author of literary non-fiction books such as: “Frontlines. Stories of Global Environmental Justice”. He writes for various media such as De Standaard, MO* and Meta. Nick connects stories on the struggles for environmental justice to the flaws in our economic system and is mostly focussed at enabling a systemic change at the European level. Nick is also guest lecturer at various universities in Belgium and the UK

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