GCU's Centre for Climate Justice is working with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Mary Robinson Foundation to run a series of seminars on Climate Justice which explore the nature of the issues, the existing evidence base and the agenda for action.
The specific purpose of these dialogues is to establish a credible body of evidence - knowledge, information and insight on Climate Justice issues at both a UK and international level. The need for this evidence base is more critical now than ever to underpin Climate Justice as more than ‘a movement’ and ‘activism’, especially in the run up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change negotiations in 2015 and in considering implications for future UK policy and action.
The first Dialogue was held at GCU on May 19th 2014 and welcomed Scottish Government Minister for External Affairs and International Development Humza Yousaf MSP; Dr Tara Shine, Head of Research and Development at the Mary Robinson Foundation; and Katharine Knox, Policy and Research Programme Manager at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
The second Dialogue was held at GCU on June 18th 2014 and included presentations from Gavin Barrie of the Scottish Government's Climate Change Team, Dr Nick Banks, Senior Development Manager at the Centre for Sustainable Energy, and Dr Chris Shaw from the University of Oxford.
The third and final dialogue in the series focuses on Achieving Climate Justice: What does a climate just future look like and feel like and how might we get there?