Autumn 2022 Seminar Series


Date: Monday5th of December 2022
Time: 12:00 – 13:30 BST (London) time  
Mode of delivery: online/Zoom
Eventbrite – Leeds University Business School presents From climate change mitigation to adaptation on the Great Barrier Reef – Monday, 5 December 2022 – Find event and ticket information.

The catastrophic consequences of climate change are now evident with extreme weather events impacting communities and ecosystems. This webinar starts with a broader discussion of the relationship between climate change and capitalism. I then illustrate how the continued expansion of the fossil fuel industry is constructed by governments and business as ‘common sense’. By analysing the political process surrounding the 2016 and 2017 coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, I explain how a fossil fuel hegemony has been upheld against the counter-hegemonic forces of environmental critique and the catastrophic bleaching events.  



Daniel Nyberg is a Professor of Management at Newcastle University, Australia, an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney, and a visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School. His research explores responses to climate change in projects investigating the transition to a low carbon economy, the politics of adaptation, and how corporate political activities influence public policy. His research appears in journals, such as, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies. He recently published the book ‘Organising Responses to Climate Change: The Politics of Mitigation, Adaptation and Suffering’ together with Chris Wright and Vanessa Bowden.


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