- SEMESTER IN DIALOGUE
- SFU COMMUNITY
Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
8:30am New York | 1:30pm Glasgow | 8:30pm Bangkok | Online Panel & Workshop on Zoom
The International Climate Engagement Network had special guests Carole Excell, Doreen Grove and Dr. Kanongnij Sribuaiam for an interactive online workshop. Broadcast live from Glasgow during COP26, the workshop connected with participants around the world to explore how engaging the voices of citizens, residents and under-represented communities can lead to better policy-making, while also increasing the democratic legitimacy of difficult decisions and mobilizing collective action.
Program highlights include:
- Updates and announcements from COP26 relevant to the climate engagement field
- Ideas from international thought leaders about the business case for climate engagement and the transformative shift taking place in this field
- Small group discussions led by subject matter experts to help participants move from ideas to action
Did you miss the event? Check out the recording of the event below:
About our Speakers
Carole Excell, Director, Environmental Democracy Practice, World Resources Institute: Carole is an environmental lawyer and civic engagement activist with global experience promoting environmental democracy and environmental justice, with a special focus on inclusive and equitable development, support for increasing civil space and protection of environmental and land defenders. Carole has over 15 years of experience in providing legal and policy development advice, creating advocacy strategies, developing coalitions and networks, as well as working on different forms of climate engagement and deliberative participation.
Doreen Grove, Head of Open Government, Government of Scotland: Doreen leads the Scottish Government’s involvement in the Open Government Partnership at both a national and international level. In Scotland, Open Government supports the reform of public services, the renewal of democracy and the openness, transparency and the use of innovative participative processes to help transform how people interact with public services.
Dr. Kanongnij Sribuaiam, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University: Dr. Kanongnij Sribuaiam is an environmental law expert and activist lawyer. She holds LLB and LLM degrees from Chulalongkorn University. She also holds a LLM degree from Harvard Law School, USA, a BA in International Environmental Studies from New Zealand, and a doctorate degree in environmental public law from France. She served as legal consultant in several law reform projects in Laos PDR, Vietnam, and Cambodia during the transition period. She was a member of the sub-committee on Making Framework for Thai Constitutional Drafting Assembly in 2015. She is now a co-founder of Thailand Clean Air Network, a drafter of the Clean Air Bill with support of more than 24,000 citizen signatures, and an advocate for the right to breathe clean air as a part of environmental justice promotion.