Meet the WISIONS Team at the RGS-IGB Annual Conference 2015 in Exeter

The WISIONS team will be participating in the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society and the IBG from 1st – 4th September 2015 in Exeter, United Kingdom. This year’s conference theme is “Geographies of the Anthropocene”.

It has been claimed that the Anthropocene heralds a new geological epoch in which human society is acknowledged as having become the greatest force shaping planet earth. Although its recognition as a new age in geological history remains provisional, the idea of the Anthropocene has already captured the public imagination and that of scientists, social scientists and humanities scholars, who have initiated a variety of new projects, agendas and critiques on the subject.

This annual conference theme aims to bring all areas of the discipline to the table, including the physical geography and climate science communities, to explore the rich array of geographical work relating to this powerful idea and its consequences.

The WISIONS presentation “Facilitating Knowledge Exchange Between Practitioners in the Global South – a Pathway to Achieving Fairness and Social Justice for Rural Communities?” is part of the session “Fairness and Social Justice for Rural Communities” on Wednesday 2nd September. The WISIONS team will also be chairing the session “What are Appropriate Delivery Models for Sustainable Energy Access in the Developing World?” on Friday 4th September.

Visit the Royal Geographical Society’s website to read more about the Annual International Conference 2015 and to access the Conference Programme.

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