Chairs: Ruth E. McKie De Montfort University, U.K. and Carlos R. S. Milani (Rio de Janeiro State University)
Global South countries across the globe have markedly different endowments and dependencies on different natural resources. Coal, hydropower, natural gas, and oil-dependent nations, as well as megadiverse and forest-rich countries differ in their histories, development trajectories and political structures. Indigenous peoples, activists, civil society organizations in the Global South face exceptionally difficult challenges when confronting states, international agencies and powerful national and transnational interest groups with massive firms headquartered in the Global North. This working group will bring together scholars from different disciplines, methodologies, and geographical locations to focus on patterns of obstruction, exploitation, and repression in climate struggles in the Global South.
Some initial topics for this working group to explore:
A first virtual meeting of the WG members and others who may be interested in joining it will discuss its format and structure, and collectively decide on future steps for the development of a collaborative research agenda.