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Mediating the Evolution of Climate Justice

November 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Join our conversation on Mediating the Evolution of Climate Justice led by Kathy Porter and David B. Savage on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at 12:00 PM ET (-5 UTC after Daylight Savings Time). In this webinar, Kathy and David will focus on three main questions: What is Climate Justice? What is Evolving? And what is our role as mediators? Join us as, together, we generate ideas and opportunities for change.  

Kathy Porter https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathy-porter-c-med-2b886721/ and David B. Savage https://www.linkedin.com/in/savagedavidb/

What is Climate Justice? What is Evolving? And what is our role as mediators?

Collective demands for action on climate change have resonated around the world among those most impacted. Countries, communities, and people ignored by political and industrial decision-makers have found a common voice. The climate is changing even as those same decision-makers look away from the harm being done to rely on the same economic and political systems that have led the charge of unfettered acquisition for hundreds and hundreds of years. Where is the justice for those who are affected by rising sea levels, drought and fire storms, the populations moved out of the way of development to the benefit of the few?

We worry that climate justice may only focus on the negative (the punishments for bad behaviour). Many organizations, communities and governments are seeking to create shared value. There is a very real opportunity to move together to a new economic, environmental, and social paradigm. This 21 st century evolution depends on identification of new ways of doing business that reflect the full measurement of the impacts of business and political initiatives to hold positive and negative accountability for all outcomes. All outcomes including over decades, cumulative environmental effects, community effects and economic outcomes. These are very complex and ever-changing relationships. The challenge we have yet to take on is to take the whole into consideration and to make our future matter to everyone. The critical parts need to be dreamed and created to direct, incentify, finance and collaborate in the development of new systems. That must include the peoples, communities, and nations most hurt by Climate Change.

This Mediators Beyond Borders online seminar on Climate Justice will be an inclusive, participative, and collaborative exploration on “Mediating the Evolution of Climate Justice”. Join us as, together, we generate ideas and opportunities for change.

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Special thanks to Charalee Graydon a dedicated member of the MBBI Climate Change Policy Project (CCPP). She has attended the Conference of Parties (COP) to the United Nations Frameworhttps://mbbi.z2systems.com/np/clients/mbbi/eventRegistration.jsp?event=662&k Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) twice, the COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, and the COP 24 in Katowice, Poland. She first joined as a member of MBBI 5 years ago when she was working on a collaborative group focusing on climate change. She is also active in the Children & Youth Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group, and United Nations Multilateral Working Group. She considers it important to work with young people to develop peaceful models for climate change dispute resolution.

Charalee is most interested in climate change as a global issue. Her advocacy in finding solutions revolves around her wide academic expertise; She is a part of the faculty at Euclid University and focuses on international law, climate change, and dispute resolution. Further, she has authored multiple articles on the legal structures of the Paris Agreement, the US’s decision to leave the Paris Agreementinternational law in fostering cooperation on the Paris Agreement, and international piracy, one of her largest selection of articles is about the combination of creative arts and climate change.


November 4, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST