A critical introduction to Joan Martinez-Alier: political ecology, justice and degrowth
Welcome to a symposium on the works of Joan Martinez-Alier, 2023 Holberg Prize Laureate.
This year’s winner of the Holberg Prize, Joan Martinez-Alier, has made significant contributions to ecological economics, political ecology, and environmental justice. More recently, he has also become a public intellectual in the degrowth movement.
In this symposium, scholars familiar with his work will provide critical introductions to his work. Then there will be a debate between presenters, with openings for comments and questions from the audience, about the merits and usefulness of this scholarship.
12.00-12.15: Coffee and snacks
12.15-12.30: Brief overview of the work of Joan Martinez-Alier by Håvard Haarstad, Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation, UiB
12.30-13.00: Political ecology and degrowth by Tor Arve Benjaminsen, NMBU
13.00-13.30: Environmental justice and injustice by Anwesha Dutta, Chr. Michelsen Institute
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Environmental Justice Scholar Joan Martinez-Alier Named 2023 Holberg Laureate
It was announced today that the 2022 Holberg Prize is awarded to Catalan scholar Joan Martinez-Alier for his research in ecological economics, political ecology and environmental justice. The Nils Klim Prize is awarded to Danish literary researcher Simona Zetterberg-Nielsen.