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Climate Justice Seminar Series featuring speaker Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

November 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CMSI Climate Justice Seminar Series featuring speaker Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
While scientists have produced a wealth of knowledge about climate change, the incorporation of climate science knowledge into plans for the future is less robust. Additionally, as both the science of climate change and the resiliency plans to address it are conducted and implemented, biases and inequalities abound. What is deemed worthy to be researched and funded? What, where, and who are invested in to mitigate the impacts of climate change? These questions and their answers are brokered by those in power and with the most resources. Communities of all types face climate change risks, but as historically underserved and marginalized communities disproportionally bear the negative impacts of environmental policy decisions and practices, so too will they bear the brunt of adverse climate change impacts. These communities have long been organizing, demanding to be heard and invested in.

This virtual seminar and workshop series will explore how scientists can leverage their training and expertise to support the climate justice movement. The climate justice movement frames climate change not just as an environmental issue, but as a moral imperative to ensure that the needs of all people- regardless of race, geography or socioeconomic status- are included in the decisions about and solutions to climate change.

Join us on November 30th at 1pm for a moderated discussion with speaker Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and UC Davis PhD Candidate Carina Fish. Register here. 

This seminar series is sponsored by The Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC) and the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute.

Nov 30, 2020 01:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)


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