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Edinburgh Futures Institute - Future of Climate Justice

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Held over three sessions in October 2022, the third event in the Edinburgh Futures Conversations Series will bring together voices from international leaders, climate scientists, artists, academics, and political economists to discuss the injustice the acceleration of climate change is bringing.

It is not enough to recognise that climate change is accelerating. Climate change is one of the greatest drivers of injustice the world has ever seen. Those who have contributed the least are facing the greatest burden from an increasingly volatile climate system. While everyone is witnessing the impacts of climate change, in many regions of the world people are losing their homes, livelihoods, culture and lives.

Climate change exacerbates vulnerabilities to drought, hunger, poverty, and conflict across the world. While governments act to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, and messages emerging from the 2021 COP 26 reiterate the urgency of action to reduce emissions to achieve ambitions limits, we must consider the inherent inequalities in the distribution of risks and vulnerabilities.

Climate Justice conversation

EFI's Climate Justice conversation, held in the lead-up to COP 27 in Egypt in November 2022, will take place over three events bringing together voices from international leaders, climate scientists, artists, academics, political economists, and those who understand the nature and the art of balancing life when the odds are mounting.

These events examine the complexities inherent in the current narratives on climate action and aim to expand on the nascent momentum for change across the world. Climate justice asserts the need to support, financially and technically, countries which are most vulnerable to climate changes. Creating low-carbon pathways while recognising the historic burdens of responsibility to decarbonise lie with those who have most benefited from fossil fuel.

The Future of Climate Justice events

  • The Future of Climate Justice - Reparation and Equality, 10 October.
  • The Future of Climate Justice - AMUK: A performance by Khairani Barokka, 14 October.
  • The Future of Climate Justice - Actions that change systems discussion, 19 October.

The events are delivered by the Edinburgh Futures Institute and are free and open to all.

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