Climate and Nature Emergency

The PWIAS Catalyst Program offers opportunities for inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations that address the urgency, scale and complexity of the climate and biodiversity crises and movements for climate justice. By connecting scholars, students, artists, disciplines, sectors and communities we hope to activate new ways of knowing and acting together in these challenging socio-ecological times.

The PWIAS Catalyst Program and associated activities are guided by 4 principles:

Ethical Collaborations: Transdisciplinary, intergenerational, and community relationship building grounded on trust, respect, reciprocity, consent, and accountability.

Intellectual Depth: (self)Critical and relational rigour in moving beyond common patterns of simplistic solutions, paternalistic forms of engagements and ethnocentric ideals of sustainability, justice, and change.

Reparative Redistribution: Allocation of resources prioritising populations most affected by the Climate and Nature Emergency and precarity, and research areas of greatest urgency and impact guided by principles of reparation.

Engagement with the Indigenous Strategic Plan: Deepening understanding of settler responsibilities and supporting the aspirations of Indigenous scholars and communities.