The Times of a Just Transition

Exploring the role of temporal frames in enabling and impeding democratic and equitable transitions towards sustainable futures
Project status

This programme brings together scholars from six continents and 14 disciplines to transform our understanding of the role of time and timing in producing justice and injustice in sustainability transitions.

Working in highly diverse local sustainability struggles relating to land, cities, identities and the imagination - we explore how temporal frames and narratives are being (mis)used to define climate problems and solutions, how timing mechanisms prioritise, coordinate and exclude different actors and ways of life, how different rhythms of life are being aligned or alienated, and how uses of time as a form of invisible power are structuring the possibilities for justice for communities in the Global South and marginalised North.

Increased awareness and understanding of these timing mechanisms will expand our political and civic capacities to detect sources of misalignment and miscommunication, lay new foundations for dialogue across difference, and open-up the possibility of a pluriversal politics.

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Programme Members

Keri Facer, University of Bristol

Nomi Claire Lazar, University of Ottawa

Andrew Hom, University of Edinburgh

Arturo Escobar, FUNDAEC, Colombia

Astrid Ulloa, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Bronwen Morgan, UNSW Sydney

Daniel Barber, University of Technology, Sydney

Håvard Haarstad, University of Bergen

Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Rhodes University

Frida Buhre, Uppsala University

Jason Allen-Paisant, University of Manchester

Johannes Stripple, Lund University

Michel Alhadeff-Jones, Director Sunkhronos Institute

Michelle Bastian, Senior Lecturer (Edinburgh)& Associate Professor (Oslo)

Nomusa Makhubu, University of Cape Town

Peter De Souza, DD Kosambi Visiting Professor University of Goa

Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Honorary Professor of Linguistics and English IIT Delhi

Zarina Patel, University of Cape Town

Matthew Scobie, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Ruth Ogden, Liverpool John Moore University

Catherine Dussault, University of Ottawa

Alison Oldfield, University of Bristol

Sidney Muhangi, University of Rhodes

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