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Climate and Justice

Thursday 3 November 2022, 11:30 - 12:40

The impacts of climate change will be experienced differently across the globe, with some of the world’s most vulnerable people hit the hardest. Many of these communities and individuals will also be denied the opportunity to participate in the development of plans to address and mitigate climate change.

Climate justice seeks to address these inequalities by drawing in the agendas of human rights and international development, to ensure everyone is able to participate in the development of climate-friendly approaches, and benefit from support to mitigate the worst of its impacts.

In this session, we ask what is happening at the University of Leeds that addresses the nexus of climate and justice? What questions are not being addressed? And, what should the University be planning for engaging on this issue at COP27?

Join us, chair Professor Richard Beardsworth and speakers Dr Viktoria Spaiser and Serena Bashal, for this online exploration of Climate and Justice.

Dr Viktoria Spaiser is an Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Studies and a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, researching how we can accelerate social change in response to the climate crisis.

Serena Bashal is an Adolescent and Youth Environmental Engagement Coordinator at UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office. She is also a young leader and activist in the UN Climate Change space and works towards climate justice for youth across the globe.

This event is part of a larger ‘Climate and…’ series that is co-hosted by Horizons Institute, the University of Leeds COP27 Taskforce, and Priestley International Centre for Climate that will explore the nexus between climate and other global challenges.