Citizen-led climate activism is demonstrating the need to think about climate change ‘not just as a problem for science to solve’ but also as a problem of equity, human rights and justice.
The disproportionate impacts of climate change on the poor and the marginalized across the world means that understanding equity and justice is essential for the ability to meaningfully inform climate politics.
Excluding these issues risks ignoring, or intentionally omitting, the consequences of policies, tools and frameworks on those who are most likely to face the severe costs of any climate action or inaction.
In a pivotal year for climate decision-making, this event explores the necessity of equity and justice in climate action and how the world can move the political conversation to one that is more inclusive.
The speakers explore how communities themselves articulate the justice dimensions of climate change and how fairness can create a greener future for current and future generations.
This event is being hosted as a part of Strengthening Climate Diplomacy, a series of events from Chatham House during London Climate Action Week 2021.
Rt Hon David Lammy MP, UK Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Dr Vandana Shiva, Founder, Navdanya International; Leader, International Forum on Globalisation
Professor Peter Newell, Department of International Relations, University of Sussex
Akufuna Muyunda, Co-Chair, Resilient40
Chair: Farhana Yamin, Associate Fellow, Chatham House