Beyond Oil conference
Beyond Oil is a biennial international and interdisciplinary conference organized by the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation (CET) at the University of Bergen. The next conference is on the 17th and 18th of October. CFA is now open!
October 17 - 18, 2023
Society is inevitably moving beyond oil. And yet, the ongoing energy crisis demonstrates that transforming to low-carbon societies is bound up in multiple crises, backlashes and setbacks. Fossil fuel displacement remains both urgent and challenging. We have the knowledge and technology needed, and with political and individual will, we can refuel transformation in a just and inclusive manner. The historical moment also asks us to rethink, re-evaluate and reflect on existing transformative efforts.
Join us in a collective reckoning of the present, informed by the past, facing the future.
October 20 - 21, 2021
Society is inevitably moving beyond oil. However, ambiguous targets and plans for phasing out fossil fuels are not sufficient for solving the climate emergency. Climate action must be a priority across all areas of society. We must ask ourselves what it means to prioritise climate action - for the individual, our economy, our political decisions, and our societal institutions. How can we overcome simplistic binaries between welfare and convenience on one hand, and responding to the climate emergency on the other?
How do we mobilise the societal change necessary to make the prioritisation of climate action a reality?
October 16 - 17, 2019
Society is inevitably moving beyond oil. However, current rates of change are well below what is necessary to limit global warming to two degrees or less. Low and zero-carbon pathways will require systematic changes in economies, polities and societies. This will affect areas of the world and portions of populations unevenly. Furthermore, existing inequalities hinder the capacity for urgent change. Sustainable transformation must thus simultaneously address the geophysical and socioeconomic challenges of the early 21st century.
How can we accelerate transformation?
October 25 - 26, 2017
Society is inevitably moving beyond oil. The direction that this transformation will take is still highly uncertain. Transformations to societies beyond oil involve deliberate choices that lead to different outcomes with regards to power, justice, inequality and human-nature relations.
October 21 - 22, 2015
Society is inevitably moving beyond oil.
Are we moving beyond oil? How are climate and energy transformations experienced in different parts of the world? What measures do we need to take to move our energy systems in a renewable direction?
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