A decade of the Grantham Institute; celebrating the past and looking to the future

Imperial College London

Published on Jun 19, 2018

Join the Grantham Institute and a panel of high-profile speakers at a special event to mark the Grantham Institute’s tenth anniversary year. Former Grantham Annual Lecturers will reflect on ten years of environmental and climate action and its achievements, and will look forwards to the next decade, focusing on challenges ahead and what needs to happen for us to meet our climate mitigation goals.

The Story of Climate Justice

Greenpeace International

Published on May 22, 2018

The ongoing Human Rights and Climate Change investigation turns the spotlight on the experiences of Filipinos.

It’s a chance for their story to be heard.

Add your name to support people and communities taking action on #ClimateJustice → https://act.gp/2IDSKsZ

Illustrations by Desiree Llanos Dee
Animation & Narration by Nityalila
Music by www.bensound.com (royalty free)

Airport Expansion: The Global Cost of the Carbon Jet Set


Published on Feb 9, 2018

A new global network has been launched to combat and coordinate action against the frightening expansion plans of the aviation industry. The plans are driven by the super rich flying increasingly frequently to their tax havens – and if they go ahead there is no chance of stopping runaway climate change. Fortunately there is growing resistance everywhere from a coalition of local residents, environmentalists and trade unionists, determined to stop the plans while protecting the futures of the workers who work in the industry – from hunger strikes in South Korea to the stunning victory in Notre-Dame-Des-Landes, Nantes.

More info on the various groups:
Finance & Trade Watch – http://www.ftwatch.at/
System Change Not Climate Change – http://systemchange-not-climatechange
HACAN – http://hacan.org.uk/
Global Anti-Aerotropolis Movement – https://antiaero.org/,
Coordinadora Ote Edomex – https://www.facebook.com/Coordinadora
Transport & Environment – https://www.transportenvironment.org/
Kuzey Ormanlari Savunmasi – http://www.kuzeyormanlari.org
Global Forest Coalition – http://globalforestcoalition.org/,
PCS – https://www.pcs.org.uk/
Back on Track – https://back-on-track.eu/
Zone A Défendre – http://zad.nadir.org/
BiofuelWatch – http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/
Zone A Deféndre – https://zad.nadir.org/?lang=en

ANALYSIS: John Jordan, “Revenge against the commons of the ZAD,” ROAR, May 14, 2018.  The ZAD referred to in the title of this article is the Zone à Défendre [zone to defend] successful occupation and defeat of a French national plan to build a new airport for the city of Nantes in the western France territory of Notre-Dame-des-Landes.

You will see footage from the ZAD in the above video documenting the anti-airport expansion movement.

United Nations: Climate Justice: Just transition for all and a human rights based approach

UNFCCC Climate Action Studio
Published on Nov 14, 2017

Climate justice: Just transition for all and a human right based approach to climate action

The side event will showcase country experiences on just transition planning, policies and funding modalities and human-rights based approaches to climate action with the effective engagement of governments and social partners and opportunities to expand international cooperation in this area.

Speakers: • Representatives of governments and COP Presidency • International Organisation of Employers and International Trade Union Confederation • Inter-constituency Working Group on Human Rights and Climate Change • World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology • UN Agencies

Activists Condemn Failure of COP23 to Address Interrelated Crises of Climate, Energy & Inequality

Democracy Now!

Published on Nov 17, 2017

https://democracynow.org – On the last day of the United Nations climate summit in Bonn, Germany, we get a wrap-up on negotiations. This year is the first COP since President Trump vowed to pull the United States out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate deal, a process which takes four years. At this year’s COP, a new coalition of 19 countries has committed to working toward phasing out coal, although many of these countries—including Britain—continue to expand fracking and other extraction projects. Also this week in Bonn, indigenous groups won increased recognition of their rights, autonomy and participation in negotiations. But many say this year’s negotiations do not go nearly far enough to address climate change—especially as new research shows the threat is continuing to accelerate. We speak with Dipti Bhatnagar, the climate justice and energy coordinator at Friends of the Earth International, and Asad Rehman, the executive director of War on Want.

Kevin Anderson: Beyond Nebulous Armwaving

Speaking at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Conference of the Parties 23 (UNFCCC COP 23)

SIDE EVENT: 2020: The necessary, desirable and achievable turning point to safeguard our climate

November 14, 2017
Bonn, Germany

Published by Richard Widick, IICAT Films, December 9, 2017


— Speakers —

Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice

Christiana Figueres, Mission 2020

Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Johan Rockström Director, Stockholm Resilience Centre

A Brief History of CO2 Emissons

Potsdam Institute

Published on Sep 13, 2017

An animated short film on greenhouse gas emissions.

Together with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Urban Complexity Lab of the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam (FHP) developed an animated short movie that visualizes the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of the past – and the possible future.

Climate Justice in the Age of Trump

Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at NYU

Speaking at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California Television (UCTV)

Published on Sep 6, 2017

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) We are now at a point in the United States in which, in a range of areas, evidence-based policy making no longer enjoys the degree of even rhetorical support that it once did. Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy at NYU, reviews the history that led to the Paris Agreement and explores the strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures of the evidence-based approach to ask how we might make progress on climate change in the years ahead. Recorded on 05/24/2017. Series: “Bren School of Environmental Science & Management” [9/2017]

Jefferey Sachs, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Speaking at the American Renewable Energy Institute

AREDAY 2017 Conference and Film Festival

Aspen, Colorado, June 2017

WATCH THE VIDEO at AREDAY.net, the American Renewable Energy Institute, Chip Comins, Founder, Chairman, CEO

MIT, Robert Bullard, The Quest for Environmental and Racial Justice for All: Why Equity Matters

Forum on Racial and Environmental Equity and Justice

April 27, 2017

Professor Robert D. Bullard

Distinguished Prof. of Urban Planning and Environmental Policy.

Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University.

He is often regarded as the “father of environmental justice.”

Keynote Lecture Abstract
For more than three decades Robert D. Bullard has been at the forefront of the environmental justice movement through his teaching, lectures, scholarship, research, service and activism. His lecture at MIT explores how the environment justice framework redefined environmentalism and challenged institutional racism and the dominant environmental protection paradigm. Much of his life’s work has been devoted to uncovering the underlying assumptions that contribute to and produce unequal protection and brings to the surface the ethical and political questions of “who gets what, when, where, why, and how much.” Bullard’s research has documented that some communities have the “wrong complexion for protection” and living on the “wrong side of the tracks” can be hazardous to one’s health.

Sponsored by the ICEO, ESI, Radius, Institute Chaplain, DUSP, Earth Day Mini-Grant, and the UA Financial Board.

Hosted by the Black Graduate Student Association, Black Student Union, Latino Cultural Center, and Fossil Free MIT.

The Climate Justice Movement: A Movement of Movements

Published on Sep 29, 2016

From the People’s Climate March to COP 21, there has been a recent groundswell of attention around our planet’s need to come together around climate justice. How have different movements converged to support and push the climate justice movement to the left?

Stefanie Ehmsen, chair (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office)
Tadzio Müller (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin), starts at 1:30 min.
Aurash Khawarzad (We Act for Environmental Justice), starts at 4:15 min.
Sean Petty (New York State Nurses Association), starts at 7:00 min.
Heather Milton Lightening (Indigenous Tar Sands Campaign, Canada), starts at 8:50 min.

Understanding the Paris Agreement: Prospects for Climate Justice and Sustainable Development

Published on Feb 4, 2016

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Affiliated Fellow of the Centre and Senior Legal Expert with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO)

Speaking to the Cambridge Law Faculty

The UNFCCC negotiations in Paris in December last year resulted in the new Paris Agreement on Climate Change. But what does the Agreement actually say and what does it mean for our future?

Brian Tokar on Global Warming and Climate Justice

Published on Jun 24, 2016

Author and activist Brian Tokar’s excellent slide show presentation of latest global climate change predictors and climate science models with documentation of current impacts on countries in the global South, and the emergence of an international Peoples’ Climate Justice Movement. Tokar’s presentation highlights the role of indigenous peoples, organized labor and environmental activists. This film features recentand on-going actions of RisingTideVT and 350VT.org as well as film footage of Ende Gelande anti-coal activists in Germany, and proposes openings for future work.

Mary Robinson — Climate Justice

Published on June 13, 2016

Mary Robinson is a member of The Elders, and Chair of the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, focusing on inter-connections between climate and human rights. Ms. Robinson was also the first woman President of Ireland, and is a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. EAT Stockholm Food Forum, June 2016. www.eatforum.org.

The inside story of the Paris climate agreement — Christiana Figueres

Christiana Figueres
former UNFCCC Secretary

Published on May 11, 2016

What would you do if your job was to save the planet? When Christiana Figueres was tapped by the UN to lead the Paris climate conference (COP 21) in December 2015, she reacted the way many people would: she thought it would be impossible to bring the leaders of 195 countries into agreement on how to slow climate change. Find out how she turned her skepticism into optimism — and helped the world achieve the most important climate agreement in history.

Achieving Justice for Young People and Nature — James Hansen

Presented by the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Published on Mar 1, 2016

February 25, 2016 | James Hansen, legendary for perceiving the threat of catastrophic climate change during his long career as NASA’s chief climatologist, delivered a Wrigley Lecture at Arizona State University in February 2016 detailing the latest climate-change developments.

Mary Robinson

Keynote Address
Climate Law Day
Sorbonne University
Paris France
December 4, 2015

Published by Richard Widick, IICAT Films, February 21, 2016

Why Climate Change is a Threat to Human Rights

Mary Robinson
Executive Director
Mary Robinson Climate Justice Foundation

Published on Oct 14, 2015

Climate change is unfair. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended — and their human rights threatened — by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands. Mary Robinson asks us to join the movement for worldwide climate justice.

‪The Road to Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice‬

Published on Aug 4, 2014

This video describes the momentum that led to the establishment of the environmental justice movement and the adoption of Executive Order 12898 on environmental justice.

President William Jefferson Clinton’s Executive Order on Environmental Justice —introduced and explained by the environmental justice activists who helped make it happen

David Pellow – Closing Remarks, Yale University Conference: Initiative on Race, Gender & Globalization

Professor David Naguib Pellow, Don Martindale Endowed Chair, Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, delivers closing remarks at “Sumak Kawsay, Good Living: Visions for Achieving Environmental & Social Justice in Ecuador and the U.S.,” a conference hosted by the Initiative on Race, Gender & Globalization at Yale University, September 27, 2013 at the Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center at Yale University.

Published on August 3, 2015

David Pellow on Racial and Ethnic Inequality in the Struggle for Social and Environmental Justice


September 27, 2013

Professor David Naguib Pellow, Don Martindale Endowed Chair, Department of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, discusses Racial and Ethnic Inequality in the Struggle for Social and Environmental Justice at “Sumak Kawsay, Good Living: Visions for Achieving Environmental & Social Justice in Ecuador and the U.S.,” a conference hosted by the Initiative on Race, Gender & Globalization at Yale University, September 27, 2013 at the Maurice R. Greenberg Conference Center at Yale University.

Published on Aug 1, 2015

David Pellow: The Ultimate Freedom Movement: The Limits and Possibilities of Radical Ecological Politics

University of Tennessee Sociology Department Colloquium

Published on Mar 8, 2013

Environmental Justice: Peggy Shepard at TEDxHarlem

Peggy Shepard brings to the TEDxHarlem stage a talk around Environmental Justice and surfacing the meme of “Sacrifice Zones.”

Published on Jul 30, 2012

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


Anthony Turner
CEO Carbon Visuals

Published on May 11, 2012

Source – Carbon Visuals


A presentation from Carbon Visuals CEO Antony Turner at TEDx event in Exeter, UK, April 2012.

In this nine minute video CEO Antony Turner makes the case for visualising greenhouse gases by turning mass, e.g. kilos and tonnes, into volumes. He tells the story of the formation of Carbon Visuals as a business and the creation of simple images that help people ‘get’ the fact that we are changing the atmosphere of the planet.

He then puts the case for using volumetric visualisations to help show multiple data sets and tell more complex stories, and gives examples of the use of ‘real-time’ visualisation. Using Google Earth he shows how we can see the carbon footprints of public buildings in Exeter by ‘flying’ over the landscape – finishing in the very building where the talk is taking place.

He finishes by pointing out that up to now we’ve only been able to understand the primary cause of climate change through numbers. The numbers are important but we also need to incorporate more direct and sensory ways of experiencing the world.

Robert D. Bullard, PhD – ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOR ALL: Strategies to Achieve Healthy and Livable Communities

University of California Television (UCTV)

Robert Bullard has been called the father of the environmental justice movement. For more than two decades, he has championed environmental protection as a civil rights and social justice issue. As global climate change poses special challenges for communities of color and the poor, the commitment to environmental justice is a value that can unite us all, across boundaries of race, class, gender, age, and geography Series: Voices [8/2009] [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 16936]

Published on Aug 13, 2009