Project Title: Phelan US Centre Sustainability Syllabus Hub - collating reading lists from around the world which address climate change and sustainability as they relate to the US
Project leads: Professor Peter Trubowitz and Chris Gilson, Phelan US Centre
Research Assistant: Tasnim Hasin, Department of Government
Tasnim says of the project: “The outcome of this project will be a free-to-access resource that brings together climate-focused syllabuses from around the world, synthesising different disciplines to produce honest and innovative conversation about effective policy decisions to tackle climate change.
“For me, the importance of developing impartial, facts-based, and inter-generational understanding of the climate issue is one of existential necessity, and I'm excited that the project reflects this sentiment."
Project Title: Climate Change and the US right – examining the role of right-wing politicians inpreventing action on climate change in the US.
Project lead: Professor Laura Pulido, Department of Geography and Environment and Phelan US Centre
Research Assistant: Arjan Singh Gill, LSE Law School
Arjan says of the project: "We are increasingly reminded that the state of climate change and shared environmental systems are often in the hands of unempathetic or misinformed politicians.
“Across the globe, whether it be the United States' negligence in the relief of black and brown communities after recent climate-change-induced disasters, or the undemocratic, classist, and unsustainable reforms of India’s agrarian industry resulting in the 2020 Farmer’s Protests; it is clear that domestic as well as international forms of environmental and climate policy have often been created with inherent elitist, discriminatory, and racist intent.
“I am glad to assist Professor Laura Pulido with investigating white-nationalist motivations for climate refusal in the United States, and examining how this has prevented action on climate change in the past.
“From this project, I hope we can learn how discriminatory discourse can lead to intersectional social and economic consequences through environmental politics."