Environment and Transformation: New Focus points of Development Studies in the Anthropocene, Bonn, 11 July
Imme Scholz (German Development Institute): The Relevance of Environmental Research for Development Studies
Joyeeta Gupta (University of Amsterdam): An Inclusive Development Perspective on Development Studies in the Anthropocene
The panellists will take a transdisciplinary lens to explore processes of socio-cultural, political-economic and ecological change and place the interconnections of environment and transformation as a focal point of departure for re-assessing and re-conceptualising the role and responsibility of development studies.
We will be debating:
- Why is it necessary to redefine Development Studies in the context of the Anthropocene? How can we imagine Anthropocene scholarship?
- How are relationships between society and nature to be reconceptualised? What is required for a fundamental re-orientation of policies and social action, considering links of national and local action towards human wellbeing with the protection and provision of global public goods and human uses of the environment?
- What do transformation studies add to the debate? How do they challenge the established organization of scientific knowledge production by applying inter- and transdisciplinary thinking and methodologies?