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Covid19 Webinar series: Climate justice movements and Covid in the Global South
Dr Jessica Omukuti discusses Covid-19's projected impact and climate justice implications as well as exploring the economic downturn from emerging from Covid-19 adversely impacting communities and households in the Global South, plus why local-national-regional linkages in climate justice are important for climate change policy.

Recent debates have linked future climate action to the current responses to Covid-19. How investments are made will determine how communities in the Global South, who have contributed least to climate change, are impacted by current and future climate change. This is likely to change how local, national and regional communities engage in advocacy for climate justice. This session will highlight why local-national-regional linkages in climate justice are important for climate change policy and will also bring together experiences from two regions in the Global South—Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

Dr Deborah Delgado (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) will present insights into how indigenous women in Peru are responding to Covid-19 while Zainab Aliyu (University of Reading) will discuss how regional climate justice movements in sub-Saharan Africa are likely to change in response to Covid-19. Also, Dr Prakash Kashwan (University of Connecticut) will discuss the role of political institutions in mediating the relationships between inequality and environmental outcomes and the implications for climate justice.

Speakers:
Zainab Aliyu, PhD Scholar, University of Reading

Dr Deborah Delgado Pugley, Professor and Researcher of Sociology at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

Dr. Prakash Kashwan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Co-Director of the Research Program on Economic and Social Rights, Human Rights Institute, University of Connecticut.

Chair:
Dr Jessica Omukuti - Department of Politics

Jul 7, 2020 03:00 PM in London

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