Voices from the Frontlines of Climate Change
26 September | 7-9pm | New York Society for Ethical Culture, NYC
The Union of Concerned Scientists and our partners invite you to a panel discussion and storytelling event to share stories from the frontlines of communities impacted by climate change and to explore how legal action can help advance climate justice around the world.
Voices from the Frontlines of Climate Change: Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for Climate Harms
Date: Wednesday, September 26
Time: 7:00–9:00 p.m. / Doors open at 6:15pm for a reception
Location: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023
Climate change is one of the biggest human rights issues of the 21st century. It not only threatens our ability to achieve sustainable development but it also infringes upon a vast array of internationally recognised human rights. With over 70% of total CO2 emissions linked to just 100 major fossil fuel companies, strategic litigation on climate change is starting to arise as a tool to hold companies accountable for their climate and related human rights impacts. This event will explore this trend and showcase experiences from the frontlines of communities impacted by climate change around the world.
• Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, co-founder, Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment, and author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet
• Marinel Ubaldo, student and climate activist from Tacloban City, Philippines
• Reverend Donna Schaper, senior minister, Judson Memorial Church
• Dan Zarrilli, senior director of climate policy & programs and chief resilience officer, New York City Office of the Mayor
• Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Phil Bloomer, executive director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
• Raphael Agosto Miranda, EMT with experience in Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria
This event is co-sponsored with our partners at 350NYC, 350.org, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Center for Climate Integrity, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law, Center for International Environmental Law, EarthRights International, Greenpeace, Human Rights Watch, and Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.