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Date(s) - April 4, 2022
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Hosted by University of São Paulo

This webinar draws on perspectives from the global South to examine emerging ideas in the field of environmental labour studies. Researchers will share insights from South Asia, Latin America, and Africa dealing with subjects of labour resistance against fossil fuel reforms, labour-environmental conflicts, and trade union politics regarding just transition policies. Bringing together this diverse array of experiences, the webinar offers a rich assessment of the potential and difficulties involved in bridging labour and environmental struggles in different regions of the world.


  • Fighting in the Name of Workers: Exploring the Dynamics of Labour-Environmental Conflicts in Kerala
    Silpa Satheesh (Azim Premji University, India)
  • Labour Resistance Against Fossil Fuel Subsidies Reform: Neoliberal Discourses and African Realities
    Camilla Houeland (University of Oslo/ Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Norway)
  • Trade Union Politics for a Just Transition: Towards Consensus or Contestation?
    Diego Azzi (Federal University of ABC, Brazil)

Moderator: Scott Martin (Columbia University, United States)