The program for this conference is available via the following link.
Confernence Agenda as of November 5

*subject to some changes prior to 9-10 Nov *


International Conference on Inequality and Sustainability
November 9–10, 2012 • The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Friday November 9, 2012
Friday’s sessions will be in the Aidekman Arts Center (40 Talbot Ave.) and Granoff Music Center (20 Talbot Ave).

Morning Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center
8:30–9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:15 Welcome * W. Moomaw
9:15–9:30 Overview of the conference * E. Kemp-Benedict
9:30–10:30 Conference keynote address: Inequality and Unsustainability: A Vicious Circle  * E. Neumayer

10:30–11:00 Coffee

11:00–12:00 Track 2 keynote address: The Tragedy of the Commoners * J. Boyce
12:00–1:00 Track 3 keynote address: Well-Being and Equity: A Virtuous Cycle? * J. Harris

1:00–2:00 Lunch

Afternoon: Track 2 Alumnae Lounge, Aidekman Arts Center
2:00–2:40 Sustainability in the Presence of Global Warming * H. Llavador, J.E. Roemer, J. Silvestre
2:40–3:20 Between planetary and social boundaries: reconceptualising economic development * K. Raworth

3:20–3:40 Coffee

3:40–4:20 The Tragedy of Maldistribution: Climate, Sustainability, and Equity * E. Stanton
4:20–5:00 Analysis of the relationship between pollution, environmental taxation and the economic growth: A dynamic model based on the tax policy  * Y. Tian
5:00–5:10 Wrap-up E. Stanton

Afternoon: Track 3 Granoff 155
2:00–2:40 How about Domestic Emission Inequities? The Case of India * M.V. Ramana, S. Chakravarty
2:40–3:20 Inequality, climate outcomes, and the discount rates of low-income countries * F. Ackerman

3:20–3:40 Coffee

3:40–4:20 Examining Spatial Inequality in South Africa: Focus On Service Delivery  * H. Magidimisha
4:20–5:00 The Mother of All Inequalities: Land Distribution in India * S. Chakravorty
5:00–5:40 The Political Economy of a Seventeen-Hundred Million-Liters-per- Day Soda Machine: The Water-Energy Nexus in Bangalore, India * V. Mehta et al. (Presented by D. Malghan)
5:40–5:50 Wrap-up E. Kemp-Benedict

6-7:30pm Evening Reception (Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar)
7th Floor, Cabot Intercultural Center

Saturday November 10, 2012
Saturday’s sessions will be at the Cabot Intercultural Center of the Fletcher School (170 Packard Ave.).

Morning plenary Cabot ASEAN Auditorium
8:30–9:00 Networking Continental Breakfast
9:00–9:10 Introduction to Day 2 * E. Kemp-Benedict
9:10–10:10 Track 1 Keynote: Climate change changes everything: carbon scarcity, catastrophic externalities, and global redistribution * P. Baer

10:10–10:30 Coffee

Morning Track 1 Cabot ASEAN Auditorium
10:30–11:10 The Distribution of Welfare from Environmental Sinks and Sources: A Conceptual Framework * R. Bouvier
11:10–11:50 Climate Debt: Allocating Costs for Two Different Externalities * A. Rafalowicz
11:50–12:30 A Minimal Energy and Emissions Threshold for Sustainable Development * N. Rao, P. Baer

Morning Track 2 Cabot 205
10:30–11:10 Political Economy of an Efficient Society * D. Malghan
11:10–11:50 Why are governments keen to set aside national parks? The politics and political economy of nature conservation * P. Kashwan

Morning Track 3 Cabot 206
10:30–11:10 Contesting Sustainability: Bicycles, Race and Place * A. Lubitow, T. Miller
11:10–11:50 Innovations in regional transportation equity analysis * A. Karner
11:50–12:30 Perceptions of injustice in rural areas of England based on social and environmental inequalities * A. de Bruin

12:30–1:30 Lunch

Afternoon Track 1 Cabot ASEAN Auditorium
1:30–2:10 ‘Thirst for Justice’: Conceptions of Equity and Sustainability at Burnt Church / Esgenoôpetitj NB Canada * S.J. King
2:10–2:50 Human Rights and Sustainable Development in the Water Sector: Reconciling Inter- and Intra-Generational Equity *
S. Murthy

Afternoon Track 3a Cabot 205
1:30–2:10 The development of the inequality hypothesis and extension to wider outcomes beyond health * E. Dawkins, E. Kemp-Benedict
2:10–2:50 Formal-Informal Relation: Duality / Complementarity? Or Conflict? * S. Chakrabarti

Afternoon Track 3b Cabot 205
1:30–2:10 Market driven Depletion of Exhaustible Resources & Sustainable Development – the case of Rat-hole Coal Mining in Jainta Hills District, India * L. Mukhopadhyay
2:10–2:50 Linking group inequality to environmental sustainability. Insights from Bangladesh and Kenya * N. Matin

2:50–3:15 Coffee

Afternoon Policy Discussion Cabot ASEAN Auditorium
3:15–3:30 Introduction to the afternoon: policy messages E. Kemp-Benedict
3:30–3:45 Lessons from Track 1 P. Baer
3:45–4:00 Lessons from Track 2 E. Stanton
4:00–4:15 Lessons from Track 3 E. Kemp-Benedict

4:15–5:15 Break-out discussion, one group on each question:
1. How strong is the evidence for a “vicious circle” linking inequality and unsustainable practices?
2. In the context of a Green Economy, is social equity a precondition for environmental sustainability? And how can different conceptions of equity be reconciled?
3. Is the equity discussion getting in the way of effective global environmental agreements, especially an agreement on climate?

5:15–6:00 15-minute presentation from each group

6:00–6:15 Wrap up and thank you * E. Kemp-Benedict

About the Conveners
The Stockholm Environment Institute is a nonprofit international research institute focused on sustainable
development and environmental issues. Its mission is to support decision-making and promote positive change
by helping to bridge science and policy. SEI’s U.S. Center, one of seven worldwide, is an independent research
affiliate of Tufts University, in Somerville, Mass.

The Center for International Environment and Resource Policy brings together faculty and students from diverse backgrounds to study environment and resource issues and how they affect relationships among nations. Along with teaching, CIERP conducts in-depth research on today’s environmental and resource challenges and applied policy development in collaboration with government agencies, the private sector, and international NGOs.

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