LUCSUS seminars – Spring 2022 “Connecting the Local and the Global”

Date: March 10, 2022
Date: March 10, 2022
Time: 11:00
Start date: March 10, 2022
Event summary: Just Energy Transitions – reflections on a semi-failed workshop methodology.

LUCSUS Seminars at Lund University

Issues ranging from climate change and pandemics to finance and digitalization often evoke notions of ‘the global’. Yet, though global, these processes are always grounded in the local; emerging from, having impact on, and transformed by concrete local contexts and experiences. Connecting the global with the local is central to LUCSUS research and teaching. With this seminar series, we zoom in on the situated experiences, follow the connections, and tease out the relations that link local with the global.

The seminar series covers topics ranging from climate justice, activism, and decolonization, to governance, health, and digitalization. The LUCSUS seminars are open for the public, held online and take place Thursdays from 11 am to 12 noon.

Fourth Seminar – “Just Energy Transitions – reflections on a semi-failed workshop methodology”

In this presentation, the LUCSUS researchers will introduce the necessary transition from fossil to renewable energy sources. Energy politics will have to untangle and resolve these questions of Energy Justice if the transition of our energy system will be successful. But how can society understand and prioritise conflicting justice claims related to the phase-out of fossil and phase-in of renewable energy. We attempted to address this question with a methodology that builds on stakeholder workshops supported by fictional cases. We introduce the cases by means of a short case description that is supported by a set of short comics that visualise different justice claims that have been brought forth in public debates on similar cases.

In this seminar, the researcher will reflect on the use of this methodology to address energy justice conflicts. He will highlight what worked and what did not work and what use the comics had in the process.


Henner Busch is a researcher at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies. His work mainly focuses on the social and political questions of energy transitions. He is involved in the Navigating Justice Claims project which forms the background of this presentation.


The seminar will take place in Wrangel, Biskopsgatan 5, room 117, Lund