The pursuit of environmental justice is one of the great human undertakings of our time. It touches on the most essential aspects of our shared humanity and provides a snapshot-in-real-time of how we treat others and treat our world. Far from being only a legalized statute belonging to the great nation-states, environmental justice abides at the intersection of human stability, human accountability, and human rights. As such, it allows us to look at the vagaries of climate approaches not just as abstractions but as realities that touch on our most basic human norms – peace, justice, and human security. By first examining how issues of race, gender, creed, and nation spin a fabric of moral norms and ethical realities, we can better construct a vision of environmental justice and climate security in which all humanity can benefit.
of our time.
This conference brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss solutions to the climate crisis. By approaching the challenge of climate justice from the perspective of environmental justice, the speakers will illuminate our common human challenges and will provide a comprehensive overview of where we came from, where we are now, and where we need to go to address the deeply human issues of climate change.