Online presentation and discussion 2-Sept 2021 more details at ANZSYS Events

Prof. Shankar Shankaran

In this presentation, Shankar will describe how renewable energy projects that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all  are beginning to create ethical and social justice issues in the areas of Distributional Justice, Procedural Justice, Recognition Justice and Cosmopolitan Justice.

When large renewable energy projects such as solar and wind farms are built at locations around the world where poor, socially disadvantaged and indigenous people live, they result in adverse effects on such vulnerable populations. Shankar's presentation will explore how systems thinkers can work together to help the development of such initiatives while  alleviating the justice issues they create.

This talk will discuss the work of prominent scholars like Professor Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy at Sussex University and his co-researchers who have carried out extensive research on these initiatives.


Shankar Shankaran  is Professor of Organizational Project Management at the University of Technology Sydney and Past President of the International Society for the Systems Sciences.

Shankar has published books and peer reviewed journal articles on mega-projects and taken an interest in renewable energy mega-projects. He has recently held panel discussions at the 65th ISSS meeting on environmental justice issues and presented on social justice issues in renewable energy mega-projects at the EDEN doctoral seminar hosted by the SKEMA Business School in France.