Climate Justice Learning Events 2022

Panel discussion „Listen to the Global South“

Tuesday, November 29th, 7 pm

The climate crisis affects us all, but it does not affect us all equally. But while the countries that have contributed most to it, and are still contributing, are driving the negotiations to address it, the regions and populations most affected are underrepresented, or have little negotiating power. What is the reason for this and, more importantly, how do we ensure that the Global South is heard and that its demands are not only listened to but also implemented? What role do the climate movements in the Global North also play in this? What mechanisms do we need, also besides the climate negotiations, to hold the Global North accountable?
Together with Peter Emorinken, Sheena Anderson and Juan Pablo Gutiérrez we will discuss colonial power structures, approaches to solutions and climate justice.

The panel discussion will be held in English.

Register now sending a mail to: instituteofenvironmentaljustice@posteo.net (Subject: „Panel Klimagerechtigkeit“)

Webinar Series Climate Justice

Introduction climate justice, 22th of November, 7pm (German)

The climate crisis is already here – but while the rich industrialized countries are slowly feeling the effects, droughts, floods and other impacts of climate change have been part of everyday life for people in the Global South for years. In the countries that have contributed the least to climate change. In this workshop we want to talk about what climate justice means in a structurally unjust world and what it takes to make it a more just place in times of climate catastrophe.

Climate justice and Human Rights, 22th of November, 8 pm (German)

The climate crisis has resulted in numerous human rights being violated, especially in countries of the Global South. These include the right to life, water, food, access to sanitation and adequate housing. At the same time, human rights must also be respected in climate adaptation measures and climate protection – and this is not always the case. In this workshop, we will look at how we can think about human rights together with climate justice.

Climate and gender justice, 24th of November, 6 pm (German)

Women are more affected by the consequences of the climate crisis than men. Yet they are still underrepresented on the conference tables that discuss climate action. Only when the perspectives and knowledge of all genders are included on an equal footing to develop solutions can we implement climate protection and create sustainable climate resilience.

Indigenous rights and climate justice, 2nd of December, 7 pm

ILO 169 is one of the most important mechanisms and so far the only international legally binding convention that aims to guarantee the protection of indigenous communities and their habitats. But how is the convention implemented and what are its weaknesses? Together with the climate activist and delegate of the Yukpa, Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, the participants will work out these and other questions as well as necessary measures for the effective protection of indigenous rights.

Forest protection from an indigenous perspective, 3rd of December, 10 am

Forest conservation is fundamental to preserving biodiversity and combating the climate crisis. It is estimated that 80% of all remaining biodiversity is found in indigenous habitats. Indigenous knowledge is essential in this regard, yet too rarely is this knowledge considered as such and applied to solutions. Why this is the case and how we can change this is what we will talk about in this workshop.

Extractivism and climate justice, 3rd of December, 11 am

Extractivism, the exploitation of natural resources, has numerous negative consequences. From extraction, to transport, to combustion/recycling: the effects are fatal. The clearest examples are coal, oil and gas. But what about other raw materials, such as lithium and copper? These materials are mined in countries of the Global South and exported for the production of e.g. batteries for e-cars in the Global. How can we create climate justice and break up (power) structures?

Register now sending a mail to: instituteofenvironmentaljustice@posteo.net (Subject: „Workshop [Name of the workshop]“)

The panel and the WS are sponsored by ENGAGEMENT GLOBAL with financial support from the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and with funds from the Protestant Church Development Service. The Institute of environmental justice e.V. is solely responsible for the content of this publication; the position presented here does not reflect the position of Engagement Global or the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

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