Webinar: Future directions for Southern led climate justice research

Bellow, I share the information of an exciting webinar on climate justice launching a new report on " Future directions for Southern led Climate Justice research".

Future directions for Southern led climate justice research

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Data and time:

Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00 pm Uruguay Time (Montevideo, GMT-03:00)

Thursday, May 14, 2020 4:00 pm West Africa Time (West Africa, GMT+01:00)

Thursday, May 14, 2020 8:30 pm India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

Climate change stands as one of the largest global threats to human well-being and justice in decades to come. Many countries and cities have woken up to this fact and declared climate emergencies and we have witnessed unprecedented social mobilisation around the issue.

The justice challenges posed by climate change can be framed in terms of the responsibility for the problem, its potential impacts, and consequences of efforts to mitigate and adapt to it. The potential impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations are both a reflection of, and stand to exacerbate, pre-existing inequalities and exclusion. Many of those vulnerabilities, and the need to safeguard basic rights, have been laid bare in recent weeks, as the world has scrambled to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The building momentum for climate action now hangs in the balance, with important calls to use the pending period of recovery not only to manage climate risk but to catalyze a low-carbon, climate resilient and inclusive world.

Looking ahead to the coming decade of action on climate change, the International Development Research Centre, Canada commissioned a study to deepen understanding on questions of climate justice: What do we mean by climate justice? What are thematic entry points to pursue a vision of climate justice? What is the role for Global-south led research to promote climate justice? This exploration of climate justice builds on a body of Global-south led research on climate change and adaptation, and on promoting justice for inclusive governance.

In this Webinar, the authors of the study will present the main findings of their study (Executive Summary is included with this invite). Discussants will then reflect on what they see as most useful starting points for addressing climate justice from a Southern perspective, and specifically from a policy and community-centred entry points. The webinar is a first effort to spark a broader conversation, across disciplines and communities of practice. Please join us and share your perspectives!

The event will be in English with questions welcome in French. La discussion sera en anglais avec toutes questions bienvenues en français.

Moderators: @AdrianDiGiovanni , Dr. Georgina Kemp, IDRC, Canada

Presenters: Prof. Peter Newell, University of Sussex Dr. Shilpi Srivastava, Institute of Development Studies

Discussants: Dr. Saleemul Huq, International Centre for Climate Change & Development @mschapman, Justice & Empowerment Initiatives, Nigeria

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