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Discourse & Sustainability Group Webinar: Tom Bartlett on Just Transitions

Dear all,

On Friday, 17th November 2024 at 1-2 pm UK time we are pleased to welcome Professor Tom Bartlett (University of Glasgow) to our Discourse and Sustainability online seminar. He will talk about

Just Transitions to sustainable practice - Is there a role for discourse analysts?


Earlier this year the Scottish Government presented its plans to introduce Highly-Protected Marine Areas in Scottish waters.  The plans were met with a visceral response from coastal communities across the country (https://geographical.co.uk/science-environment/anger-over-the-scottish-governments-attempt-to-impose-marine-protection) and, after consultation with a variety of stakeholders, the plans were formally withdrawn in June (https://www.thenational.scot/news/23622471.hpmas-scrapped-current-form-major-policy-change-snp-minister-reveals/).

When the proposals were first launched, the front page of the West Highland Free Press led with the banner headline HPMAs: Where is the Just Transition?, and in this webinar we will discuss the potential for discourse analysts to engage with stakeholders and policymakers and to facilitate meaningful consultations on 'just transitions'  to sustainable practices. 

Please register for the online Teams event here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you !

Michael Kranert and Michael Farrelly