Climate Justice and the Survival of Community

13apr5:30 pm6:30 pmClimate Justice and the Survival of Community5:30 pm - 6:30 pm OrganiserThe WelcomingEvent TypeWebinar & Talks

Event Details

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Join this conversation with Alastair McIntosh on climate justice and the survival of the community.

About this Event

This talk (followed by a Q&A) will outline the key issues of climate change and illustrate them with a comparison between Scotland and communities in New Guinea on the other side of the world.

Background

Climate change is the cause of dangerously rising sea levels, shifts in rainfall patterns, and extreme weather events that are now affecting many parts of the world. These add stress to places that are already stressed. They amplify such problems as poverty, conflict and refugee flows. They threaten to disrupt communities, but also show the importance that an understanding of community can bring in building up the resilience that can help both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to what is coming on us.

The tragedy is that climate change is caused mainly by the rich world, but impact disproportionately on the poor. When the delayed COP26 climate change conference of the United Nations takes place in Glasgow, climate justice between rich and poor countries must be placed high up the agenda.

Further information

This event is open to anyone.

You will be sent the Zoom details in a confirmation email from Eventbrite once you have registered for the event.

If you have any questions about the event, please email [email protected]

About the speaker

Alastair McIntosh is the author of many books, most recently, Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being (Birlinn, £9.99). He is an honorary professor at Glasgow University and lives in the Govan area of Glasgow.

Time

(Tuesday) 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm