NADIA AMELI AND MIZAN KHAN WITH ASHISH GHADIALI

DATE:
Mar 29, 2022
LOCATION:
Online
RESEARCH STRANDS:
Climate Justice / Climate Finance / Apartheid / Race / Ecology / Vulnerability / Equilibrium / Risk
FORMATS:
Webinar
NETWORKS:
Addressing the New Denialism
PARTNERS:
GSI Exeter / Serpentine

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Towards COP27: Addressing Climate, Cost and Vulnerability

Access the recorded webinar here.

This webinar shines a light on flaws in the dominant paradigm of climate finance acknowledging that, since Paris, financial flows have failed to match requirements needed to limit global warming to 1.5˚C, and pointing towards mechanisms fit to the task in the decade ahead.

Dr Nadia Ameli is a Principal Research Fellow at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources at UCL and will speak to a climate investment trap that penalises vulnerability and obstructs global efforts towards decarbonisation. Professor Tim Lenton is Director of the Global System Institute, University of Exeter, and will report on projected movement in the human climate niche and implications for climate, cost and vulnerability.

Professor Mizan Khan is Deputy Director of ICCCAD and has been lead climate finance negotiator for Bangladesh since 2001. He will speak to the urgency of new financial mechanisms that can address loss and damage as well as mitigation and adaptation.

Addressing the New Denialism is a research and public engagement project backed by the Open Society Foundations that aims to expose the gap between current investment in climate finance and the projected costs of climate change (and importantly, where and on whom those costs fall).

From the climate investment trap to the trouble with Net Zero, insights from thinkers and policy-makers will shed light on leading efforts to work towards just and balanced futures in the face of ecological breakdown. The series is part of an ongoing GSI programme, to address flaws in the dominant paradigm for climate action and establish new ones built on principles of racial equity and sustainability.