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Mapping ecological distribution conflicts, framing environmental justice movements

Updated: 18 hours ago

KASA Sustainability Environmental Change Workshop Series (Two-day workshop)

  • Reading Workshop: July 18 (Thu) @ RM. 10-428, 12:00 PM

  • Speaker Workshop: July 19 (Fri) FORMAT CHANGED to Online only Please note the updated details for the second day:

  • Date: Friday, July 19, 2024 Format: Online  Topic: 2024 Environmental Change Workshop Time: Jul 19, 2024 04:30 PM Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 913 4544 7534 Passcode: KASA2024

  • We are writing to inform you of an important change in the format of our upcoming Spring 2024 Environmental Change Workshop scheduled for July 18 & 19, 2024 at Room 10-428, Building 10, Sophia University. The change, however, relates only to the format of the second day. The first day, July 18th, will be in person as planned, while only the second day, July 19th, will be online. While the first day of the workshop on July 18 will proceed as planned, in-person at the aforementioned location, we regret to inform you that the format for the second day, July 19, has been changed to an online ZOOM meeting (the details are provided below). Due to unforeseen circumstances, specifically a COVID-19 infection among the organizing team, we have made the difficult decision to shift the second day’s sessions to an online format. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the health and safety of all participants is our top priority, and we believe this change is the best course of action under the current circumstances. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and flexibility regarding this change. Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. (KASA SUSTAINABILITY)


Social Mobilizations are crucial for addressing environmental concerns and promoting sustainability. The conceptual frameworks, including environmental justice, ecosystem people, ecological resistance, eco-political movements, the environmentalism of the poor, livelihood movements, and politics from below, all focus on marginalized groups fighting against harmful extractive activities. These groups value natural resources and ecosystems over monetary gains. The growing number and connection of environmental protests globally have led to the recognition of grassroots activism as a “global movements for environmental justice.” This presentation will explore how these grassroots movements create and promote sustainable alternatives, helping is live within planetary boundaries.

Naw Thiri May Aye is an assistant professor at the Sustainable Society Design Center within the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences at the University of Tokyo. She is interested in human-nature relations, exploring grassroots resistance, social movements, ecological distribution conflicts, environmental justice, and responses to natural disasters.

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