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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 in 2023 date TBA.

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Beyond Oil 2017 - Looking Back

Beyond Oil 2021: Prioritising Climate Action
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Beyond Oil 2019: Deep and Rapid Transformations
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Beyond Oil 2017: Mobilizing alternative futures
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Thank you to everyone who joined the conference in 2021. We are looking forward to the fifth instalment in 2023!

 

Beyond Oil 2021: Prioritising Climate Action

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?

Beyond Oil 2019: Deep and rapid transformations

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?

Beyond Oil 2017: Mobilizing alternative futures

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.

Beyond Oil 2015: Geographies of climate and energy transformations

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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