What next for the climate change culture wars?

Tuesday 4 June 2024, 7:00pm to 8:00pm


University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom, PR1 2HE

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Families and young people, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Free to attend - registration required

Event Details

Dr Ed Atkins is an expert in energy and environmental science based at the University of Bristol, and will deliver an insightful and entertaining public lecture about the culture wars involving the climate.

Drawing on examples of gas hobs, lightbulbs and recent social movements, this paper illuminates a significant complicating factor in the implications that climate action has for the economy, society, and policy – and vice-versa: namely, that demand-side interventions are political lightning rods for wider societal antagonisms.


Ed Atkins

University of Bristol

Ed Atkins is a Senior Lecturer working on energy transitions and energy justice at the University of Bristol. His research broadly explores how energy justice and more equitable climate action can provide a counterweight to populist responses to climate policy. His book A Just Energy Transition was published in July 2023.


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