Inaugural World Forum on Climate Justice seeks input from Civil Society
By Professor Tahseen Jafry from the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University
The last four years (2014-2017) have been the warmest in recorded history. In 2017, the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide reached a level unseen in at least 3 million years. In 2018, Scotland experienced its highest ever temperature of 33.2°C.
It is evident that the climate is changing and that it is doing so at an unprecedented pace. While its manifestations such as droughts, floods or sea-level rise will affect every country on the planet, not everyone will be impacted in the same way. The rapidly growing socio-economic inequalities across the globe will result in an ever-more disproportionate burden on the poorest and the politically and socio-economically marginalised. Addressing this widening disparity and the resulting climate injustice requires a concerted, collaborative effort to open and address often difficult and challenging conversations on how our societies and economies are affected and how these can be addressed/tackled.
The inaugural World Forum on Climate Justice will be held in Glasgow in June 2019 and aims to bring together leading civil society groups, academics, business representatives, members of the public, and policymakers to foster new thinking and explore pressing topics in climate justice advocacy, research, policy and practice as we adapt to reach the 1.5°C goal.
Mary Robinson will be our key note speaker and the theme of the event is changing the narrative. This is your opportunity to attend and make your voice heard and your feelings count. Either submit an abstract or have a look at the opportunities for hosting a stand to connect your work with others as well as networking opportunities.
Please visit the conference website on https://www.elsevier.com/events/conferences/world-forum-on-climate-justice.