What’s Next for Democracy: Social Safety Net in America – Robert Reich
Climate Justice, Human Rights, and How They Relate to the Pandemic – Mary Robinson
The Right to a Future, with Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg
Greta Thunberg’s speech at the R20 Austrian World Summit, Vienna, May 2019
Greenpeace UNEARTHED (UE): Life Support, Episode 1: As Dangerous as Climate Change
Published on Apr 29, 2019
Greta Thunberg @ Extinction Rebellion – London, April 21, 2019
Greta Thunberg urges MEPs to ‘panic like the house is on fire’ – Address to European Parliament, April 16, 2019
Published on Apr 16, 2019
How a 16-Year-Old Is Leading a Global Climate Movement – Great Big Story
Published on Apr 15, 2019
Robert Epstein – California Accomplishments in Addressing Climate Change
University of California Television (UCTV)
Published on Feb 13, 2019
0:09 – Introduction by Henry Brady
3:04 – Main talk – Robert Epstein
California reached its goal of reducing emissions to 1990 levels four years ahead of the 2020 target date.
Robert Epstein, co-founder of Environmental Entrepreneurs, takes a look at was is and is not working as we plan for an additional 40% reduction by 2030.
He also examines California’s role in reducing worldwide emissions in both developing and developed countries. Series: “The UC Public Policy Channel”
CLIMATE JUSTICE TRAINING – Inclusion for a Just Transition, with Catherine Coleman Flowers (ACRE) and Anita Simha (Poor People’s Campaign), Duke University, January 11, 2019
Duke Franklin Humanities Institute
Published on Jan 29, 2019
Catherine Coleman Flowers [jump to 11 min, 5 sec], founder of the Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise (ACRE), joined the Climate Speakers Network, a program of The Climate Reality Project, the Duke Human Rights Center at FHI, and a number of state and local partners to conduct an immersive climate justice training at Duke University.
This initial discussion was about the disproportionate burden borne upon low income and communities of color. For too long, the most vulnerable among us have been the most impacted by environmental injustice. Ms. Flowers was joined by Anita Simha [jump tp 3 min, 45 sec] who works closely with The Poor People’s Campaign as a community organizer.
The event consisted of conversations about the complex relationship between the environmental and justice movements, education on the local impacts of climate change, a climate communications training, and interactive workshops and skills-based training sessions on the steps we can take to address the climate crisis.
The Duke Human Rights Center @ the Franklin Humanities Institute brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, staff and students to promote new understandings about global human rights issues.
The Center is dedicated to teaching and practicing human rights both at home and abroad. As a university entity, we encourage our students to think deeply about human dignity and rights at the same time that they understand their history, development and practice.
Greta Thunberg full speech at UN Climate Change COP24 Conference
Published on Dec 15, 2018
See the connect4climate news report.
Transcript of the speech:
“My name is Greta Thunberg. I am 15 years old. I am from Sweden.
I speak on behalf of Climate Justice Now.
Many people say that Sweden is just a small country and it doesn’t matter what we do.
But I’ve learned you are never too small to make a difference.
And if a few children can get headlines all over the world just by not going to school, then imagine what we could all do together if we really wanted to. But to do that, we have to speak clearly, no matter how uncomfortable that may be.
You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake.
You are not mature enough to tell it like is. Even that burden you leave to us children. But I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet.
Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money.
Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few.
The year 2078, I will celebrate my 75th birthday. If I have children maybe they will spend that day with me. Maybe they will ask me about you. Maybe they will ask why you didn’t do anything while there still was time to act.
You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.
Until you start focusing on what needs to be done rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis.
We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, maybe we should change the system itself.
We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again.
We have run out of excuses and we are running out of time.
We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people.
CLIMATE CHANGE: The Ultimate Challenge for Economics —William D. Nordhaus, lecture on occasion of accepting the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences at Stockholm University
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
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)
Nnimmo Bassey: Migration and Climate Change in Africa
Published on May 3, 2018
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
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
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
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.
The Climate Justice Movement: A Movement of Movements
University of California Television (UCTV)
Published on May 12, 2016
Renowned climatologist V. Ramanathan from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography makes a moral argument for mitigating climate change, arguing that it is caused by a fraction of the world’s population but is affecting everyone on this planet.
He urges scientists and policy makers to reach out to religious leaders, as he has done with the Pope and the Dalai Lama, and ask them to join together in pursuing solutions for the common good. Series: “The Library Channel” [5/2016] [Public Affairs] [Science] [Show ID: 30488]
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
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.
Climate Law Day
December 4, 2015
Published by Richard Widick, IICAT Films, February 21, 2016
Mike Davis – Planet of Slums, Rhodes College November 15, 2015
Published on Nov 5, 2015
Mike Davis, Professor Emeritus at University of California, Riverside, a Macarthur Fellow and the author of more than 20 books speaks about his book Planet of Slums, which investigates the increasing inequality of the urban world. According the U.N., more than one billion people now live in the slums of cities. Mike Davis explores the meaning and the future of this radically unequal and unstable urban world.
6:00 Introduction of Mike Davis
11:20 Shifts in the World Today
14:20 Climate Change and Poverty
32:16 Davis’s Thesis
50:00 Talk digresses
1:01:00 Public Health and Housing
1:02:40 How Housing has been destroyed
1:03:43 Abandonment Cities
1:08:00 Pharmaceutical Industry
1:13:00 Socialism and Liberalism
Why Climate Change is a Threat to Human Rights
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)
MAKING GREENHOUSE GASES VISIBLE – WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
CEO Carbon Visuals
Published on May 11, 2012
MAKING GREENHOUSE GASES VISIBLE – WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
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