A conversation between Jacob Park (Castleton University) and Bart Everson (CAT+FD) on teaching, learning, and a just transition.
Jacob Park is Associate Professor in Castleton University’s College of Business who specializes in the social and environmental dimensions of innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business, with special focus/expertise in emerging and developing economies in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Caribbean islands regions. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and has served as the Coordinating Lead Author of the UN Environment Global Environment Outlook (GEO-6) Report, Lead Author for the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment initiative, and as an Expert Reviewer for a number of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Bart Everson is a media artist and creative generalist at Xavier University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Faculty Development. His recent work draws on integrative learning, activism, critical perspectives on technology, and Earth-based spiritual paths.
Links for this episode:
- Jacob Park at Castleton University
- Transition Network (Transition Communities)
- 2015 report by the International Labor Organization
- Major announcement the Biden Administration is scheduled to make
- EPA report that describes a climate change/community-based learning project for which Dr. Park received a 2015 EPA Merit Award
- "Local Flood Resiliency in an Era of Global Climate Change: Understanding the Multi-Sectoral Policy Dimensions" (Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, 2015)
- "When not every response to climate change is a good one: Identifying principles for sustainable adaptation" (Climate and Development, 2011) (PDF)
- The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance (Routledge, 2008)
- Some media references to Biden's new infrastructure plan
- "What’s in Biden’s Infrastructure Plan?" (New York Times)
- "White House Unveils $2 Trillion Infrastructure and Climate Plan, Setting Up Giant Battle Over Size and Cost of Government" (Washington Post)
- "Biden Makes a Big Gamble on Infrastructure Spending — and Higher Taxes on the Wealthy to Pay for It" (Washington Post)
- "Eager to Build Infrastructure, Biden Plans to Tax Business" (AP)
- "Biden Set to Unveil Expansive $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan" (NPR)
- "FACT SHEET: The American Jobs Plan" (White House)