Summer School Presentation

Project PI, Markus Kröger will be giving at a talk at the “The Political Economy of Green-Digital Transition” summer school taking place from June 10-14 at the Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology (LUT), in Lappeenranta, Finland.

Markus' talk is titled, “Global and Regional Political Economic Systems and Climatic Ecological Crises” and will take place on Monday, June 10 from 16.30–18.30 EEST. 

Talk Description: The talk focuses on showcasing how different political economic systems, such as ranching, mining, or forestry, affect and drive the currently ongoing climatic-ecological crises. Examples from the Amazon and elsewhere are used to highlight how political economies focused on extractivism and causing deforestation for example can become regionally dominant. The global natural resource sector and its key changes in relation to other industries is discussed in the post-2005 setting. Role of resistance and alternatives, social movements, is also discussed, relating the debates around so-called green transition to real-world, on-the-ground politics, including conflicts and diverging views in political economy and ecology on these topics in different parts of the world.