The 2nd World Forum on Climate Justice comes on the back of the success of the inaugural Forum held in June 2019 at Glasgow Caledonian University, which featured keynotes from distinguished speakers including Mary Robinson, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon MSP and Kerry Kennedy. The Forum was attended by over 150 delegates from around the world.
The 2nd World Forum on Climate Justice will take place on the 21-23 September 2021, just two months before global leaders meet in the city for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Held fully online, the World Forum will have a far greater reach and be more accessible to delegates from around the world. Our key themes – COP26 and COVID-19 – recognise the need to incorporate climate justice into global climate governance and the post-pandemic recovery.
The Forum will feature oral presentations and panel sessions as well as keynotes from global authorities on climate justice. The conference will have two leading themes:
1. Climate Justice & COP26 On the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, we need to assess whether and how the global climate governance community can reduce the inequities and injustices of climate change across the planet by enabling a healthy and just transition to a low-carbon economy.
2. Climate Justice & COVID-19 The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all aspects of social life, with significant consequences for climate resilience, vulnerability, adaptation and mitigation at global, national and local levels. This has given rise to a number of questions for the future: What can we learn from the pandemic in the pursuit of climate justice? How has the pandemic affected the lived experiences of climate change and the ability to deliver sustainable climate solutions?
Register at the website https://climatejusticeforum.org/