March 2017

International Women’s day – what does it mean to you?

When I told my 6-year old daughter that it was International Women’s day today she responded “is there a day for boys too?” I replied, “it is ok for women and girls to have a special day.”* It raises the point that gender equality is not just about having the same number of women and men at the table. It … Continue reading

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Scholarship needs more than ever to look much further ahead and engage with society

Today, I will  participate in a panel discussion at the symposium Disasters Evermore: Past, Present and Future Risk in an Uncertain World. Here is a short reflection on what I will bring to the discussion. I want to highlight that when it comes to climate risk, current thinking in sustainability science is very much about what kinds of rights, access and justice questions … Continue reading

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