“Shaping the Energy Future”

Guy DeLeonardo of General Electric (GE) highlights the market, business, and technology in energy generation. Motivated by the 1.2 billion people who lack access to reliable electricity, DeLeonardo talks about how renewable resources enter the energy production market through technology, and what alternatives to our present modes of productions can achieve better energy use.

"When Race and Social Equity Matters in Nature Conservation in Post-apartheid South Africa"

The authors draw on empirical experience to assess the extent of the impact of race and social equity in conservation, with the aim of promoting sustainable and more inclusive conservation practices in South Africa. Their findings suggest conservation practices in post-apartheid South Africa are still exclusionary for the majority black population.

"What the Gringos Brought: Local Perspectives on a Private Protected Area in Chilean Patagonia"

The authors explore the case of a Privately Protected Area (PPA) in Chilean Patagonia to learn its impact on local residents. Based on in-depth, semi-structured interviews, they find that the park has been detrimental to local livelihoods, has disrupted systems of production, and has elicited a negative emotional response.