Energy and people: futures, complexity and challenges

Start/Stop Date:
21 Sep 2011
The Lower Carbon Futures research team at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University
Oxford University
Focus Areas:
Energy and people, climate
Type of Event:

The Lower Carbon Futures research team at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University and the UK Energy Research Centre’s Meeting Place will host an international, interdisciplinary conference focusing on the relationship between society and energy use, particularly in the context of the major transition to a low carbon energy system.  There will be multiple parallel sessions and a poster session, along with keynote speakers and a poster session.

Sessions will discuss the following topics:

  • Energy governance;
  • Energy practices in households;
  • Energy and communities;
  • Equity, justice and access to energy;
  • Human dimension of renewable technologies;
  • Pathways and scenarios for a low carbon society;
  • The politics of sustainable energy technologies;
  • Public engagement with energy futures;
  • Combining behaviour with energy system modelling.

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Prof Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University
  • Mr. Matthew Lockwood, institute of Development Studies
  • Mr. David Robson, Head Energy and Environmental Foresight, the Scottish Government

The complete conference agenda will be available on the event website one month prior to the conference. 

Registration fee for the two days is £150 via on-line credit card system.  This includes full attendance to all plenary and parallel sessions along with refreshments, lunch on both days and conference dinner on day 1.  Accommodation is college accommodation with special negotiated rates at Lady Margaret Hall on the conference evening of Tuesday 20th September.  This is not included in the registration fee and will need to be booked directly with the college.  Bedrooms are limited so early booking is advisable.  

Please click here for further information on the conference along with details of how to register and book your accommodation.

Deadline for registration is 31 August 2011.