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Commoning-decommoning dynamics in climate and energy politics [Energy Anthropology Network] II 
Katja Müller (Merseburg University of Applied Sciences)
James Goodman (University of Technology, Sydney)
Chima Michael Anyadike-Danes (Durham University)
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6 College Park (6CP), 01/035
Thursday 28 July, -
Time zone: Europe/London

Short Abstract:

The panel engages with contemporary energy and climate politics' commoning and decommoning dynamics, unfolding across multiple sectors and fields of social life.

Long Abstract:

Recognition of global dependence on climate stability defines climate as a global common, as a focus and object for policy and governance. With energy responsible for the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions, climate crisis produces a new global energy commons, embodied in the imperative for fossil fuel phase-out. These climate and energy commons are routinely 'enclosed', for monetisation, commodification and accumulation. From carbon credits to power purchase agreements, climate and energy policyis often directed at de-commonising and marketising for profit. But there is also a persistent commoning imperative, driven by ongoing failure in emissions reduction and expressed in new forms of climate solidarity or in distributed and socially-owned renewable energy. These commoning-decommoning dynamics are central to climate and energy politics. In the present-day context of rapid energy transformations such dynamics are unfolding across multiple sectors and fields of social life. We call for papers centred on such dynamics, across any aspect of contemporary energy and climate politics.

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Session 1 Thursday 28 July, 2022, -