SALEEM HUQ AND IMANI JACQUELINE BROWN WITH ASHISH GHADIALI

DATE:
Apr 26, 2022
LOCATION:
Online
RESEARCH STRANDS:
Climate Justice / Climate Finance / Apartheid / Race / Ecology / Vulnerability / Equilibrium / Risk / Repair
FORMATS:
Webinar
NETWORKS:
Addressing the New Denialism
PARTNERS:
GSI Exeter / Serpentine

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Perspectives on Reparation for Loss and Damage

Access the recorded webinar here.

As both carbon emissions and global atmospheric temperatures continue to rise, loss and damage from anthropogenic climate change is now estimated to exceed a cost of $150 billion per year. This is an economic and human reality that to-date remains unmet and that sees its worst impacts concentrated against the lives and livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable people, above all in the global south. Chair of the Expert Advisory Group of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, Professor Saleem Huq, speaks to the latest developments to advance conversations around loss and damage within the UNFCCC. Drawing on fieldwork in the USA and Namibia, Forensic Architecture’s Imani Jacqueline Brown discusses the broader problems involved in addressing reparation for historical environmental damage.

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.