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Centre for Climate Justice to celebrate success

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:26:00 GMT
Professor Tahseen Jafry.
Professor Tahseen Jafry.

Helping to provide water for all in Malawi and a safe alternative to kerosene-based lighting are just two of the successes to be celebrated by the Centre for Climate Justice next week.

The pioneering GCU initiative was created out of an initial partnership with the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice in Dublin, and is committed to interdisciplinary research and learning with the aim of creating long-lasting solutions for individuals, communities and society.

The Centre currently runs the globally unique MSc in Climate Justice and has research projects and collaborations across sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

At a special event to be held on November 30, the centre will hold an official celebratory launch event. Keynote speeches will be delivered by Roseanna Cunningham MSP, the Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform; Ann McKechin, Trustee and Executive Officer at the ScottishPower Foundation; and Dr Peter West, Honorary Consul for Malawi in Scotland.

The event will provide an opportunity to meet with staff members, distinguished guests and postgraduate students. As part of the event, Centre Director Professor Tahseen Jafry will deliver her Professorial Lecture: Climate Justice or Injustice?

Professor Tahseen Jafry