COP26 and Just Transitions – What can we learn from Cuba and Scotland?
Wednesday 3 November, 18:00 – 20:00
Senate Rooms, University of Glasgow
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Scotland and Cuba are both small nations that have staked their futures on achieving breakthroughs in renewable energy. At this event, researchers with expertise in each country will examine the motivations, achievements and challenges associated with the energy transition in each context. The panel will be challenged to assess the parallels and distinctions between Scotland’s strategy of carbon mitigation and Cuba’s shift to renewables which is in no small part driven by adaptation climate change and shifts in the global energy economy. Discussion will be drawn towards wider implications for what small nations can achieve and the threats they face in the context of an urgent worldwide change in forms of energy generation.
- Blanca Garcés Fernández, Specialist at the Department of International Relations within the Cuban Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment (CITMA)
- Helen Yaffe, Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow
- Matt Hannon, Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde’s Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship
- Andrew Judge, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Glasgow
- Ewan Gibbs, Lecturer in Global Inequalities at the University of Glasgow
Part of the COP26 activities at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow