Project: Coal Rush
Team members: Linda Connor, Devleena Ghosh, James Goodman, Tom Morton & Stuart Rosewarne.
This unique project drew on ethnographies conducted in each country from 2014-2017, bringing together accounts of these local struggles with analysis of their place in the global commodity chain, the role of the state in promoting coal extraction and coal-fired power, and national and international climate policies.
Our research, scholarly publications, and the award-winning radio series Beyond the Coal Rush, sees these local struggles as the frontline in a global contest over the future of coal: one that will shape the future of our planet. We chart the new and often unexpected political alliances forming in opposition to coal, and explore local, national and global strategies for moving to a world beyond coal.
Funding Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC)