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Towards a Zero-Carbon Society - Seminar


900 Registration
920 Introduction 

930 Dr Edward Mallia – Towards a Low Carbon Economy
945 Discussion

1000 Dr Simon Mizzi - The car dysfunction - The viability of car transport in densely populated areas - A systems engineering perspective
1015 Discussion

1030 Coffee Break

1100 Dr Michael Briguglio & Dr Maria Brown - 5 Years later: A civil society perspective of sustainable energy policy and green jobs in Malta as a Small EU State
1115 Discussion

1130 Glenn Formosa & Dr Marie Briguglio - When households go solar: the determinants of uptake of a photovoltaic scheme
1145 Discussion

1200 Dr Mario V. Balzan - 
Providing Nature-Based Solutions for Malta's Sustainable Development
1215 Discussion

1230 Skype link with
Dr Amrita Sen & Professor Sarmistha Pattanaik - The discourse of political ecology, conservation and conflicts in the protected areas: a case study on Sundarban, India

1240 Skype link with
Dr Sana Huque - Questioning conversion of East Kolkata Wetlands from perspective …

Document: Paving the way for a Green debate on Refugee, Asylum & Migration Policies

This brochure provides a summary of a study conducted by the Green European Foundation in regards to the Green response to the current Refugee, Asylum and Migration Policies crisis in Europe. This provides an overview of public documents such as European Green Party resolutions and public positions of the Greens in the European Parliament, and summarises  the study comissioned by the Green European Foundation at the end of 2015. Therefore, this information attempts to reflect the main Green positions in relation to this topic, both at European and national level.  For more information, and for link to download the document  please click  here

Call for Papers: Towards a Zero Carbon Society

Seminar organised by Ceratonia Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, University of Malta
Ceratonia Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, University of Malta, is inviting social scientists to participate in this half day seminar which will take place on Saturday 29 October, 9am-1pm at the Faculty of Arts Library, University of Malta. 
We invite papers and/or presentations from all social sciences and interdisciplinary networks.
We encourage submissions on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to the following:

- Consumerism, Citizenship and Identities
- Clean Technology
- Ecological Modernization
- Sustainable Development
- Ecological citizenship
- Environmentalism and zero-carbon societies
- Circular Economy - Environment and social policy
- Energy strategies, pathways and policies - Sustainable transport policy
- Social perceptions of the green economy - Energy and social inequality - Theoretical approaches to zero-carbon society researc…

A Heart for Europe - Available for free download

A Heart for Europe - The Case for Europatriotism, by Dick Pels is now published by Good Works Publishing Cooperative in Bristol, UK. You can download it for free by clicking here.  A print version will also soon be available. 

Dick Pels is a sociologist and freelance political writer, and former director of the research foundation of the Dutch Green Party. 

Green jobs from a small state perspective. Case studies from Malta

This publication, realised by GEF with support of the Maltese Green foundation Ceratonia, looks into the need for developing high quality Green jobs to manage the transformation to a sustainable European economy. Malta is taken as an example for small European states, with limited resources to contribute to this transformation. Questions such as how to create employment strategies that foster a better work-life balance, increased gender equality and allow for more emphasis on leisure time, community participation and family life are a central part of this publication. The economic turmoil and the financial crisis faced by most of the European Union Member States can represent an opportunity to address the needs of the time by embarking on the ecological transformation of current production and consumption models in our societies. This transformation of the economy will entail a transformation of Europe’s employment strategies. Many of the jobs which are likely to be in demand in the fu…