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ICT in a changing climate: ICT for environmental regulation as a global justice and development issue

Event Name ICT in a changing climate: ICT for environmental regulation as a global justice and development issue
Start Date 15th Jun 2015 9:30am
End Date 15th Jun 2015 4:00pm
Duration 6 hours and 30 minutes
Description

The workshop will be a first attempt to address the issue of big data and ICT in environmental regulation from the perspective of global justice, the data flows between developing and developing countries and the inequalities that reliance on ICT in the field of environmental law can create if not designed carefully. If knowledge is power, then ICT magnifies power in the hands that are already, in international comparison, powerful and advantaged. What does this mean for the role of ICT in environmental regulation? And in particular:

- is the digital divide going to entrench also unequal exposure to environmental degradation?

- as more and more international funding from the North to the South is made conditional upon 'measured' progress in environmental management, is the North exporting potentially dangerous surveillance technologies to countries where they can be particularly dangerous for civil liberties? 

The workshop is open to staff members, PhD and Master students. If you are interested in participating (including only in the morning session), please register HERE

10:00-13.00: Presentations and discussions

·        Ronan Kennedy (Galway): "ICT and Environmental Regulation in the Developing World: Inequalities in Institutional Information Infrastructures"

·        Elsa Tsioumani (Edinburgh): "Bio-informatics and eco-digital commons" 

·     Burkhard Schafer (Edinburgh): "Data –antisubordination – a doctrine whose time has come?"

·  Elisa Morgera (Edinburgh:) "The human right to science: is the sharing of environment-related knowledge through ICT a form of benefit-sharing?"