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Ethemcan Turhan

I am a postdoctoral researcher at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Environmental Humanities Lab, working in the FORMAS-funded Occupy Climate Change! Project. My main research and advocacy interests are international climate change regime (UNFCCC), Turkey's national climate change policy, climate change adaptation, ecological conflicts, environmental movements, energy democracy and migration in the context of climate change. My approach to social science on climate change is deeply rooted in social justice and is engaged with grassroots movements in an attempt to produce socially relevant and useful knowledge. This is mainly because of my engagement as an action-researcher with environmental justice movements in Turkey. Hence, my dual role as an activist-academic pushes me to self-reflect on the roles of scale, agency and multi-level politics. I believe that global environmental justice is a rapidly expanding field of academic inquiry where Future Earth can have a pivotal role. Future Earth supported me to the "Environmental Justice 2017 - Looking Back, Looking Forward" conference in Sydney, Australia, where I expanded my networks to Oceania and beyond.

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