Climate Change and Agrarian Justice Conference | Land Portal

International Online Conference on Climate Change and Agrarian Justice – with IDS Fellow Ian Scoones

Dates: 26-29 September 2022 Time: 13.00 – 15.30 CAT/ CET each day

The way agrarian struggles connect with the huge challenge of climate change is a vital focus for both thinking and action. Climate change is inextricably entwined with capitalism, but how the relationship between capitalism and climate change plays out in the rural world requires deeper analysis. In a recently-published essay, ‘Climate change and agrarian struggles’, members of the Journal of Peasant Studies editorial collective lay out a preliminary agenda for future work linking climate change to critical agrarian studies. From across a spectrum of scholarly and activist engagements, and in the lead-up to COP27, we seek contributions that speak to how we can build an anti-capitalist, trans-environmental and agrarian approach to confront climate change in rural settings. The conference programme is designed to foster dialogue and interaction across a spectrum of scholar and activist communities. We are making every effort to secure simultaneous translation for Spanish, French and Chinese, for plenary sessions only. Language interpretation will be confirmed later.

The full conference progamme is now available here.

To attend the conference please complete your registration by September 24.

Conference papers are accessible via Google Drive

A wide variety of articles from the Journal of Peasant Studies are available open access from 20 Sept - 31 October 2022

Pamela McElwee (2022): Advocating afforestation, betting on BECCS: land- based negative emissions technologies (NETs) and agrarian livelihoods in the global South, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2117032

Ryan Stock (2022): Power for the Plantationocene: solar parks as the colonial form of an energy plantation, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2120812

Edwige Marty, Renee Bullock, Matthew Cashmore, Todd Crane & Siri Eriksen (2022): Adapting to climate change among transitioning Maasai pastoralists in southern Kenya: an intersectional analysis of differentiated abilities to benefit from diversification processes, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2121918

Tanya Matthan (2022): Beyond bad weather: climates of uncertainty in rural India, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2116316

Alistair Fraser (2022): Up in the air: the challenge of conceptualizing and crafting a post-carbon planetary politics to confront climate change, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2113779

Murat Arsel (2022): Climate change and class conflict in the Anthropocene: sink or swim together?, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2113390

Zehra Taşdemir Yaşın (2022): The environmentalization of the agrarian question and the agrarianization of the climate justice movement, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2101102

Gabe Schwartzman (2022) Climate rentierism after coal: forests, carbon offsets, and post-coal politics in the Appalachian coalfields, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 49:5, 924-944, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2078710

Daniela Soto Hernandez & Peter Newell (2022) Oro blanco: assembling extractivism in the lithium triangle, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 49:5, 945-968, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2080061

Jesse Ribot (2022) Violent silence: framing out social causes of climate-related crises, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 49:4, 683-712, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2069016

Alejandro Camargo (2022) Imagined transitions: agrarian capitalism and climate change adaptation in Colombia, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 49:4, 713-733, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2059350

Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Ian Scoones, Amita Baviskar, Marc Edelman, Nancy Lee Peluso & Wendy Wolford (2022) Climate change and agrarian struggles: an invitation to contribute to a JPS Forum, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 49:1, 1-28, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2021.1956473

Peter Newell (2022) Climate justice, The Journal of Peasant Studies, 49:5, 915-923, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2080062

Kasia Paprocki (2022): Anticipatory ruination, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.2113068

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