Who does climate change impact most?
Countries and peoples that are least responsible for causing climate change are the ones suffering most from its effects. Join students, staff, and community leaders for an exploration of what climate justice means and why it is so critical to climate solutions. Learn about climate justice in Africa, climate justice as a threat to Indigenous sovereignty, BC’s oil tanker and pipeline projects and climate justice, and the global policy framework for acting on climate.
Topics and Guests
Climate Justice presented by Kathryn Harrison.
Climate Justice in Africa presented by Temitope Onifade.
Climate Change as a Threat to Indigenous Sovereignty presented by Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson
BC Fossil Fuel Projects and Climate Justice by Eugene Kung
Kathryn Harrison is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario, Master’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Political Science from MIT, and a PhD in Political Science from UBC.
Previously a lawyer in the notorious Niger Delta and a lecturer in Sustainable Resource Management at Memorial University, Temitope Onifade currently researches low-carbon regulation as an International Doctoral Fellow and a Vanier Scholar at Allard Law School, UBC. He works for Canada Climate Law Initiative, UBC, and has consulted for Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative, University of Oxford, researching how governments, financial regulators, and businesses contribute to climate governance.
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson is Counsel to the Haida Nation, an artist, and a Masters student, UBC Law. She is a supporter of Lawyers for Climate Justice, and a research scholar with Canada Climate Law Initiative.
Eugene Kung is a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law, working on Tar Sands, Pipelines and Tankers, as well as with the the RELAW program (Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air and Water). He is committed to human rights, social and environmental justice, and has been working to stop the Trans Mountain expansion project.