4TU Centre for Ethics and Technology (the Netherlands) and SPRU (Sussex, UK) are organizing a workshop on ‘Energy Ethics without Borders’.
A classical (dominant?) approach (in Europe, at least) of evaluation of technologies is done by mainly European ethics (See for a good example Sovacool and Dworkin 2015) and often focusses on only a part of the cycle.
We propose to enlarge the evaluation to (1) the entire cycles, and (2) to an evaluation that uses different ethical systems. (see for example Sovacool, Burke, Baker, Kotikalapudi, & Wlokas, 2017) We hereby will focus on two technologies: Photovoltaics and nuclear energy provision. We will look at the places where the cycles are prominent (for example: uranium mining in Namibia) and use the ethical systems in these places (African philosophy).
Location: Eindhoven University of Technology, Het Eeuwsel 57, 5612 AZ Eindhoven. Start is in IPO building, room 1.18. Afterwards, the workshop takes place in Connector building, room 1.02.
Subscribe, questions: Participation is free, but please inform firstname.lastname@example.org.
December 4, 2017
12:00 CET Arrival and lunch – IPO 1.18
13:00 Gunter Bombaerts: Introduction
14:00-14:15 Small break, moove to other building Cnt 1.02
14:15-15:00 Benjamin Sovacool (SPRU, UK, skype): Where are we now? Justice and energy transitions.
15:00-15:45 Daan Oostveen (VUA, the Netherlands): Challenges of using ethical concepts across borders
15:45-16:00 Small break
16:00-16:45 Mini Govindan (TERI, India) Gender and energy ethics: Insights from Indian policy and practice.
16:45-17:30 Johanna Höffken (TU/e) Smart Grids in India
17:30-18:00 Kirsten Jenkins Session conclusions and discussion
December 5, 2017 Cnt 1.02
8:00-8:30 Arrival and Coffee
8:30-9:15 Andreas Spahn Western Traditional Ethics and the challenge of Environmental Ethics
9:15-10:00 Rosie Day (School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UK) Energy ethics in the United Kingdom
10:15-10:45 Yekeen Sanusi (Nigeria, skype) Exploring marginalisation and exclusion in renewable energy development in Africa
10:45-11:30 Vanesa Castan Broto (Urban Institute, UK) Where are we now? Justice and energy transitions – 2.
11:30-12:30 Discussion and further process
12:30 Lunch and departure