Conference: “Energy Justice and the Capability Approach – Interdisciplinary Perspectives”


Deadline for Abstracts: 6 August
Deadline for Registration: 13 August

Recently, social scientists and philosophers have shown increased interest in questions of social, global and intergenerational justice related to energy production and consumption. Topics that have been discussed are, for example, questions about availability and affordability of energy and questions about the negative environmental impacts of energy production. The capability approach is today one of the most influential theoretical frameworks for analyzing issues of justice, and there have been a few attempts to employ it within the field of energy justice. The purpose of the conference is to explore further the potential of the capability approach for conceptualizing and studying issues of energy justice. The invited speakers are the following well-qualified scholars in the field of energy and climate justice: Rosie Day, Stephen Gardiner, Rafaela Hillerbrand, Gordon Walker, Kirsten Jenkins and Behnam Taebi. The deadline for registration is 13 August. There is a call for abstracts on energy justice and the deadline for sending in abstracts will be 6 August. Organizer: Anders Melin, Malmö University, For further information and registration, see (

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