The Charter of the Forest: 800 years old on Monday

Posted on 6 November 2017 by Caer Smyth

“These liberties concerning the forests we have granted to everybody…” Last Monday I attended an event on the Charter of the Forest, in the Temple Church, London, with presentations given by: Professor Sir John Baker QC, Professor Stephen Toope OC, and Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC. This interesting and little-known charter of rights protected the
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Interview with ClimateKeys founder Lola Perrin

Posted on 24 October 2017 by Hannah Hughes

ClimateKeys is coming to Cardiff on Friday the 10th of November. The organisers of the event aim to initiate a keyboard conversation on climate change – multiple conversations in fact – at the same time that the international community comes together for the climate conference in Bonn (COP23). I wanted to learn more about the
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Mapping Welsh Environmental Stakeholders: Part 1

Posted on 10 July 2017 by Abd-Al-Rahman Salih

I am a Cardiff University student studying Politics, International Relations and German and will be documenting my experience of the Cardiff University Research Opportunities Placement (CUROP) that I am currently undertaking under the guidance of Hannah Hughes, Ben Pontin, Richard Percival and Ludivine Petetin in the School of Law and Politics. Like many others, I feel strongly about the
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Exploring Methodological Frontiers in Global Environmental Politics

Posted on 26 June 2017 by Hannah Hughes

June has been a busy month for the members of the Environmental Justice Research Unit with its first video-speaker event and a 3-day long workshop Exploring Methodological Frontiers in Global Environmental Politics. The Methodological Frontiers workshop aimed to explore the innovation that scholars were undertaking in order to study the diverse range of actors and activities that
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Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect with Frank Fischer

Posted on 14 June 2017 by Hannah Hughes

Last Tuesday the Environmental Justice Research Unit (EJRU) held its first video-speaker event with Professor Frank Fischer joining us from Berlin. Frank introduced his newly published book Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect, describing the unexpected turn his research took when it returned to the local from its initial starting point of global climate crisis.
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