Platform will be hosting a workshop at Shared Planet – the UK’s biggest student conference on global justice, organised by People and Planet. Shared Planet 2012 will be at Sheffield Hallam University on 10-11th November.

Europe imports more oil & gas than the US, China and India combined – driving war, pollution and poverty. This massive daily intake of fossil fuels relies on a web of pipelines, tanker routes and gas terminals – as well as military force, strong-arm diplomacy and corporate capitalism. From BP executives to Somali pirates, bureaucrats in Brussels to revolutionaries in Egypt, these structures are constantly defended and contested. We’ll explore BP’s pipeline from the Caspian, militarised gas grids and oil company lobbying for new warships in the midst of the cuts. In an interactive and participatory workshop will search for pathways towards dismantling our current energy reality and replacing it with alternative energy futures.

A full list of workshops can be found here.