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Call for papers
Deadline was January 16, 2023.
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Discounts are available based on need. Learn more on the Star Island financial grants section of their registration page.
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2023 IRAS Conference Statement
Technological wizardry has been pitched against prophecies of environmental catastrophe since at least the mid-20th century. Innovate! Create! Only then can everyone win!--Simplify! Change your ways! Or all will be lost! The scientists on the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for example, tell us that large-scale deployment of carbon dioxide removal technologies is “unavoidable” if we are to prevent further dangerous temperature increases. They also argue that we must live less energy-intensive lifestyles to substantially reduce emissions. Addressing the many dimensions of climate change—such as energy and industrial production, urban and infrastructure planning, building construction and design, and land use—will require both new technologies and lifestyle changes.
In this conference, we will critically examine how technology can be developed, deployed and governed responsibly, to address climate change in ways that foster hope and justice. We will respectfully engage a multiplicity of world views, including religious perspectives, as we learn how countries throughout the world determine and apply climate and technology policies.
We will address the following questions:
Arthur Petersen, Bruce Naylor, and Constance Bertka
Morning Chapel Speaker:
Rev. Dr. Barbara Whittaker-Johns
Dr. Makiko Hirata and Dr. Lucy Jones
TEMPO: Music for Climate Action