Dr. Cecilia R. Martinez will introduce her research on energy democracy for the future. In a span of less than 300 years, we have managed to seriously impair the quality of our air and water and alter the Earth’s climate system by pursuing a development path that has serious environmental consequences. At the same time, there have been substantial human costs as well. As a major contributor to these societal problems, the energy system is key to developing sustainable solutions. The question is, how can we move forward on an energy transition that addresses both inequality and environmental degradation. This presentation will focus on the intersections of social and economic inequality, and climate and energy policy; and provide an energy democracy framework for the future.
Dr. Cecilia R. Martinez is the co-founder and Executive Director of Research Programs Center for Earth Energy and Democracy. Her research focuses on developing energy and environmental strategies that promote equality and sustainability, environmental justice and climate change. More details about her and her work can be found at http://ceed.org/staff/
This event is part of the seminar series "Climate Change and Social Inequality". Welcome to join us. Please RSVP to Dr. Klaus Hubacek(hubacek [at] umd.edu).