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Climate Justice and Politics Workshop Oct. 26, 2011

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Sustainability hosted a Climate Justice and Politics Workshop in light of the upcoming 2011 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, taking place in Durban, Africa from November 28th to December 9th.


Bringing a Democratic Canadian Perspective to the Climate Change Conference in South Africa: Taking Action on Climate Change

Date: Wednesday October 26th, 2011

Time: 1pm-4pm EST

Location: 305 York Lanes, York University Keele Campus, Toronto

And virtually for outside participants (see below).


Climate justice and politics workshop

At the same time that international climate negotiations have reached a deadlock, a growing number of people are experiencing the effects of climate change in their daily lives. But those effects are not distributed equally. People who are already marginalized—women, dispossessed classes, indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, and citizens of poorer countries—are deprived of the resources necessary to build resilience and adapt, and are thus bearing the brunt of the consequences of a warming world.

To foster dialogue and promote discussion around these issues and in preparation for the upcoming COP 17 in Durban, South Africa, this Climate Justice and Politics virtual workshop will feature five student panellists. Our panellists will discuss climate justice and politics from perspectives ranging from ethics and philosophy to critical discourse analysis to the political economy of global warming.

The presentations will be followed by a commentary by guest discussant Dr. Ellie Perkins, from York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies.

This workshop is an opportunity to meet and share ideas with like-minded climate justice activists and academics. It is also intended to solicit input from the audience to inform the work of the York University delegates who will participate in COP 17 in November 2011.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday October 26, from 1:00 to 4:00pm (EST)

Physical location: Room 305 York Lanes, York University, Toronto.
Virtual location: For those who would like to join in the discussions from anywhere in Canada and the world, the workshop will also take place in the cyberspace. Click here for instructions on how to connect.


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Event Poster: http://climatejustice.irisyorku.ca/?page_id=325