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Bringing justice and equity into the fight against climate change
Climate change becomes very real when it impacts people in their homes, jobs and communities. As the threat of climate change and its effects increase, we need to have equity and social justice-informed conversations about what it means for those disproportionately affected and how communities can implement solutions that benefit everyone.
Simon Fraser University Public Square is hosting a free virtual event Wednesday, May 19 called “Researching for Climate Justice” that brings together climate justice advocates, researchers, policy-makers and solution-seekers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of taking equity-informed approaches to climate research, solutions and policy development.
“There is a greater recognition that climate change impacts individuals and communities differently, and that responsibility and vulnerability are not equally distributed,” says panelist Andréanne Doyon, assistant professor, director of the Planning Program, School of Resource and Environmental Management at SFU. “Do actions to mitigate or adapt to climate change support equitable outcomes or do they exacerbate existing inequalities? Those are the questions we’ll be asking at this event.”
SFU Public Square online event
Researching for Climate Justice
Wednesday, May 19
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. PST
Event details and free registration can be found here
Anjali Appadurai, climate justice lead, Sierra Club BC
Andréanne Doyon, assistant professor, director of the Planning Program, School of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU
Maya Gislason, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, assistant professor, Health Sciences, SFU
Eugene Kung, staff lawyer, West Coast Environmental Law
Marc Lee, senior economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Tesicca Truong, ministerial advisor, B.C. Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation
Khelsilem, councillor, Squamish Nation
This event is produced in partnership by SFU Public Square, Vancity, the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, SFU Faculty of Environment and SFU's Sustainability Office.
Researching for Climate Justice is presented as part of SFU Public Square’s 2021 Community Summit Series, Towards Equity.
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