[Seminar] Economic expertise and environmental action | Adaptation to climate change

Ecological transition Research Science and society Hybrid
17 May

The “Adapting to climate change” session by Ian Gray (in visio) and Leigh Johnson will take place on Friday May 17, 2024 at Mines Paris – PSL as part of the “Economic expertise and environmental action” seminar.


This seminar focuses on the study of the production and mobilization of economic knowledge in the way it informs or prescribes forms of intervention in environmental action.

Economics seems to be omnipresent in environmental action. But how is economic expertise produced and mobilized in practice? And to what extent do environmental issues challenge and renew approaches to economics?

This interdisciplinary seminar (sociology, anthropology, history, economics, political science) seeks to map and analyze the political qualities of various economic knowledge and techniques geared towards public action. Emphasis will be placed on the ways in which actors seek to act on environmental issues by problematizing them using economic concepts, or by devising devices to transform the behavior of actors (citizens, companies, states) in the face of environmental problems, or by challenging economic or non-economic problematizations already stabilized in the public arena.

For this session, we have invited Ian Gray (in visio) and Leigh Johnson to present their work, followed by a collective discussion, for a total duration of 2 hours.


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Pratical information:

Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Mines Paris – PSL, 60 Boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris