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Climate Impacts: Responsibility and Justice

Climate Impacts disproportionately and unjustly affect vulnerable populations generating losses and damages. These negative impacts directly affect human rights and place an additional burden on Global South development and are drivers for inequality. The lack of funding opportunities and the active avoidance of responsibility by major carbon emitters has left communities in the frontlines to face climate impacts with no support and alone. 

Climate Impacts: Responsibility and Justice is a Special Event of the UN Climate Dialogues. The event brings advocates and experts on climate justice and loss and damage. The objective is to highlight the importance of responsibility and climate justice in the current discussion on climate change. This space is organized by AIDA and La Ruta del Clima.

Objectives:

  • Highlight the importance of responsibility and climate justice in the current discussion on climate change.
  • Discuss climate impacts from the perspective of vulnerable communities.
  • Explore the challenges for the Global South to aspire to climate justice in the context of loss and damage.
  • Dialogue on the interconnection between stopping oil exploration and climate impacts.

Time and date:

  • 26 November 2020, 16:00 – 17:00”

Link to meeting:

https://bit.ly/2UZcafu

Panel:

  • Adrián Martinez, Director, La Ruta del Clima.
  • Astrid Puentes, co-Executive Director, AIDA.
  • Ingrid Hausinger, Programe Coordinator, Heinrich Böll Foundation.
  • Margaretha Wewerinke, Assistant Professor of Public International Law, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (Leiden University); Adjunct Senior Lecturer, University of the South Pacific and Attorney at Blue Ocean Law.
  • Guillermo Zuñiga, International Energy Lawyer,  Earthjustice.

Program:

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