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Webinar Series – Climate Proofing Society III: Climate Justice and the Paris Agreement: Where it stands and what is at stake
June 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Climate change is an immense global justice issue as it causes disproportionately greater harm to the world’s vulnerable populations who often bear least responsibility for its causes. These include small island and developing states; subsistence farmers; youth; poor and marginalized communities; informal workers; Indigenous peoples; and communities in regions already prone to drought and extreme weather conditions. Yet how are such inequalities addressed by the Paris Agreement, and are the mechanisms of this agreement powerful enough to ensure justice? This webinar unpacks the Paris Agreement and ongoing Paris Rulebook negotiations through a climate justice lens, and provides a discussion of key considerations and issues to watch at the upcoming COP26.
Eden recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with an Honours in Political Science with International Relations and a bachelors’ degree from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo). Her research focused on climate justice and the influences of neoliberalism and neocolonialism in global climate governance. In the past she has worked at Environment and Climate Change Canada and the British Columbia Ministry of Environment & Climate Change Strategy, and she currently works as an intern at the United Nations Environment Programme and as a public educator with the Stanley Park Ecology Society. She will be continuing her research this fall through a masters program at the University of British Columbia, focusing on the environmental impacts and governance mechanisms of the international marine shipping industry.
Andrea is a behavioural scientist with a background in research, policy and community engagement in various levels of governance and non-profit work. She currently works as an advisor at the Norwegian Environment Agency, at the interface of science and policy. Andrea is interested in using psychological principles to address sustainability challenges. She holds an M.Sc in Resources, Environment and Sustainability from UBC and a double Bachelor in Psychology and Geography from Melbourne University.