The COVID-19 pandemic as critical juncture for climate and environmental policies?

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann, Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany 

Departing from the societal debate on reduced emissions during the first global lock-downs and the comparison of the COVID-19 crisis with the climate crisis, the course covers current trends in climate and environmental policies, their political negotiation in often polarized setting, as well as their implications in socially unequal societies. The objective of the course is twofold: first, the course seeks to provide students with empirical knowledge by presenting recent data on environmental and climate policies in Latin American and European countries and illustrating it with examples from own research; second, it aims at discussing the concept of critical juncture regarding environmental and climate policies. The course builds on inputs and groups works and integrates student knowledge via different didactical methods (e.g. academic karaoke).  

Participants will acquired knowledge of environmental and climate policies in Latin America and Europe and are able to discuss this knowledge against the backdrop of the lines of inquiry of the JUNCTURES_2022.