Institute of Australian Geographers & New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference
6-9 July, 2021, University of Sydney
The Institute of Australian Geographers and New Zealand Geographical Society Combined Conference will take place at the University of Sydney on stolen, unceded lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.
Conference theme: Remembering, Reimagining Geography
The conference theme, Remembering, Reimagining Geography, is offered as an opportunity to critically consider how geography evolved the way it did, its influences on human and more-than-human worlds, and the contribution the discipline can make to more just and sustainable futures. Further details: HERE.
Call for Session Papers: Contesting Green Finance
Gareth Bryant, Political Economy, The University of Sydney
Sophie Webber, Geosciences, The University of Sydney
Geographers have long studied the commodification, marketization and financialization of nature and environmental governance. In doing so, they have charted innovation and experimentation, identified new forms and sites of value, and examined emerging expertise and scientific knowledge. But, geographers have also demonstrated that attempts to make nature and finance compatible are spatially and socially uneven, produce environmentally flawed outcomes and include undemocratic and unjust processes. In response to the acknowledged contradictions, failures and limits of the economization of nature, this session invites papers that offer new analyses and critical perspectives on green finance. We particularly encourage submissions that identify and analyse more collective, common, decommodifying, reparative, decolonising, and democratic proposals for financing and governing environments and environmental changes. We invite papers that are analytical, empirical and/or practical and from a plurality of conceptual approaches and geographical sites. The goal of the session is to offer emerging and creative assessments and alternatives to the increasingly privatised and financialised governance of nature, something that will be increasingly necessary in responding to multiple environmental crises.
Please email short abstracts to Gareth Bryant (email@example.com) by 5 April 2021.