St Andrews Climate Week

The inaugural University of St Andrews Climate Week will run from 27-30 May 2024, with a series of events designed to highlight climate-themed research and build new cross-disciplinary collaborations.

Climate Week is a STAIRS-funded initiative, featuring:

– a flagship St Andrews Climate Change Conference on Tuesday 28 May.
Confronting climate change is one of society's greatest challenges. This conference aims to showcase research in climate change across multiple disciplines at St Andrews and create an interdisciplinary network to enable transformative, collaborative research.

– an impact workshop hosted by the Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies (CAES) on Monday 27 May.
‘Past Perspectives: How can premodern environmental research be made useful in the climate emergency?'
The human species has forever been adapting to dynamic environmental conditions. The premodern world provides a laboratory of various experiments in human-environment interactions: a rich history of successes and failures, acute and chronic pressures, false-starts and path dependencies, resilience and vulnerabilities—all operating on a global scale over the longue durée. How should we collate, compare, and engage critically with this past record in order to drive change in the modern climate crisis?

– a climate justice workshop co-hosted by the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (CEPPA) on 29-30 May.
How can the disparity between global climate impact and uneven responsibilities be squared with the ideal of climate justice? How do epistemic infrastructures (IPCC, UN) interact with communities on the global and local level? And how are climate policies and priorities inflected by questions of distance (space and time)?
Co-hosted by the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs (CEPPA), this workshop will address these questions with short presentations and discussion from scholars from St Andrews and beyond, spanning multiple cultures and disciplines.

For more information and registration:

While the Climate Week events feature external speakers, registration is limited to staff and postgraduate students at the University of St Andrews.

We seek to accommodate participation from across the University including from early career researchers wherever possible, though spaces are somewhat limited, so may be allocated to ensure representation of relevant expertise.

Register your interest for any Climate Week event(s) by 17:00 on 10 May. Participation will be confirme

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