“Climate-Resilient Development and Transformational Change” Working Group

At the moment when the window of opportunity is closing to avert irreversible environmental damages, such as runaway climate change, biodiversity loss and unsustainable use of resources, it is more important than ever that EADI had a Working Group on environment-related topics.

What are the core topics?

Core topics covered by this group orientate towards tangible change of resource use (transformational in nature) by actors impacted by climate change, unsustainable production and consumption patterns as well as dysfunctional distributions at all levels.

What are our aims? What do we want to achieve as a Working Group?

The aim of the WG is to provide an effective platform to researchers and practioners for promoting and communicating innovative research, teaching and development practices. The WG especially aims at showcasing innovative approaches and replicable case studies which successfully address negative environmental, social, economic and political impact of unsustainable resource use, and show ways and means to transformational change towards sustainable production and consumption patterns as demanded by the Paris accord, MDGs and related concepts. Theoretical insights will be developed from the empirical evidence.


New Initiative on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and the Environment, first virtual session on 27 February, 4pm UTC

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27 Feb 2019

In preparation of the EADI General Conference “Solidarity, Peace and Social Justice” in June 2020, our Working Group on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development is reaching out for topics, good ideas and new participants.

Re-thinking Development Research

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29 Aug 2018

Despite a broad consensus that global problems require global solutions, academia and research remain dominated by Western scholars and epistemologies. Western knowledge and its forms of production are considered as universally applicable and relevant while Southern knowledge(s) continue to be marginalized and/or silenced.


Darley Kjosavik
Faculty of Landscape and Society International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric)
Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

Edith Kuerzinger

Stefano Moncada
Institute for European Studies
University of Malta