Climate justice webinar: watch it back + some more opportunities for learning and action
Posted by Deirdre Duff on October 30, 2020 at 03:49 PM
On Wednesday 28th October, we hosted a webinar to explore the concept of climate justice. Climate justice is a term that has been bandied around a lot lately - but we wanted to dig into what it really means. We’ve recorded the webinar so you can watch it back at your leisure. It’s just over an hour in length and comes highly recommended as we had some excellent speakers and panellists from the world of climate justice, who joined us to talk about their work and activism.
Nathan Thanki is a network coordinator and coalition builder at Demand Climate Justice as well as an author. He was very involved in the recent project “Framing Climate Justice” and writes at The World at 1c. Seán McCabe is a researcher with TASC, a think tank for action on social change and is currently developing a workstream on Just Transition. Dr Ciara Murphy, Environmental Policy Advocate at the Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice, joined us as a panellist for the Q & A. We also heard from Stop Climate Chaos Mobilisation Coordinator, Áine O'Gorman who talked to us about ways to take action for a stronger Climate Law in Ireland.
If watching this webinar leaves you hungry to engage more with climate justice then you’re in luck! We’ve put together a list of five things you can do for climate justice over this Hallowe’en weekend - or anytime soon! Check them out below.
5 things you can do for climate justice over the Halloween weekend - and beyond!
1. If you missed the first webinar of our Learning Hub, exploring Mary Robinson’s book, ‘Climate Justice’, you can watch it back here! It’s just over an hour long.
2. We curated a ‘read & watch’ list for those of you who are not in a position to read the book or who want to expand your horizons beyond the book. Check it out here!
3. Register to join an online Global Gathering for Climate Justice. ‘From The Ground Up: A Global Gathering for Climate Justice’ will take place from November 12th to 16th. Join it to attend discussions and participate in workshops supporting you to be a more informed and more resilient climate justice advocate. The event will provide an inspiring space to (virtually) meet grassroots climate activists from around the world. It aims to provide a space for movements to come together, strategise, and build power for systemic change. It replaces a physical gathering that had been planned to coincide with the (now postponed) COP26 international climate negotiations in Glasgow. Book your (free) ticket here.
4. Ireland’s new Climate Bill has loopholes – email your TDs now and urge them to fix these inadequacies before it’s too late!
5. Share [1 – 4] with a friend! We can only tackle this crisis together, just like Covid-19. Why not get a trusted friend involved in the struggle for climate justice?
In a few weeks time, we will be organising a participatory, online development education workshop to explore climate justice together. This session can host less people than the webinar, but we will be working together and getting to know one another. Places will be limited, so keep an eye out for the link to sign up! In the meantime, keep educating yourself about climate justice.