Climate Justice

Human Rights activist Dr Kerry Kennedy and former President of Ireland Dr Mary Robinson called for urgent action to tackle the climate crisis and its impact on the world’s most vulnerable communities at the inaugural World Forum on Climate Justice.

The GCU honorary graduates were joined by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Professor Penny Endersby, Chief Executive of the Met Office, and delegates representing 35 countries at the forum, held by GCU’s Climate Justice Centre in partnership with global academic publisher Elsevier.

The forum explored climate change’s impact and promoted global collaboration. Centre Director Professor Tahseen Jafry, said the forum brought together for the first time researchers focused on how climate change is affecting the poorest and most vulnerable to discuss their work.

Professor Jafry said: "I am pleased to see the Scottish Government and now the UK Government setting bold and ambitious targets. We need to create an enabling environment and put in place transformational approaches to get there. Public engagement is key. I am hopeful this Forum will make a significant contribution on how we create the necessary engagement to achieve a climate just world."