The social movement to divest from fossil fuels has been growing rapidly, and fossil fuel divestment campaigns are particularly visible on university campuses. Research analyzing the language and themes used to defend divestment decisions (among both organizations that are committed to divestment as well as organizations that are not committing to divestment) will be presented highlighting a diversity of institutional approaches and perspectives on fossil fuel divestment.
Dr. Stephens is an Associate Professor and Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy at University of Vermont (UVM). She is a 2015-2016 Leopold Leadership fellow, and her book “Smart Grid (R)Evolution: Electric Power Struggles” (Cambridge University Press, 2015) explores social and cultural debates surrounding energy system change (co-authored with Wilson and Peterson).
This 'Talking Sustainable Energy' webinar is organized by the Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy (ONSEP) and hosted by the Carleton Sustainable Energy Research Centre (CSERC). If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].