There is growing recognition of the importance of justice in responses to climate change – particularly in trying to avoid the unfair impacts that are being disproportionately felt by people who are Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.
In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, we would like to take time to reflect on how climate intersects with racial justice. Join the Priestley International Centre for Climate for important presentations and discussion with some of the leading researchers and activists working in this space.
This webinar will feature presentations by:
• Ingrid Arotoma Rojas, Priestley PhD researcher at the University of Leeds
• Dr Adelle Thomas, Senior Caribbean Research Associate, Climate Analytics, and Director of the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre, University of Bahamas
• Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, environmental activist, member of Chad’s pastoralist Mbororo community, UN Sustainable Development Goal Advocate, President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) and member of the Earthshot Prize Council
Dr Amrita Mukherjee, Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Leeds, will introduce and chair the event.
Ingrid Arotoma Rojas will present a talk titled: ‘Climate change and food vulnerability: the voice of Indigenous Shawi people of Nuevo Progreso, Peru’.
Dr Adelle Thomas will present a talk titled: ‘The link between climate change and racial justice’
Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim will present a talk titled: ‘Indigenous Communities and Environmental Justice: The Impact of Climate Change’
This event is open to everyone.