Reimagining Our Collective Future: Advancing Climate Justice,Food Security and Energy Transition in an Age of Uncertainty
Supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal
The Yale Center for Environmental Justice and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are partnering this year to present the Fourth Annual Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of the Environment. This year’s conference will focus on the intersection of equitable climate action and sustainable development.
Climate disruption and international conflict threaten global economies already shaped by the legacies of colonialism and historic injustices. How can leaders in government and policy, NGO’s, the private sector, and grassroots coalitions transition economies equitably and sustainably to meet ambitious climate goals? Is inclusive growth possible? This conference will connect theory and practice to investigate inclusive international development in food and energy systems. Global environmental justice requires local action from the international to the local level. How do we build power with frontline communities to lead change at the local level while shifting economies at a global scale? What role can international development play in shaping resilient systems that do not reproduce the injustices of the past?
The conference will represent the diversity of this work and the forms it takes across the globe, providing a unique forum for broad, multi-sector discussions. Policy-makers, scholars, grassroots advocates, non-profit and industry leaders will have opportunities to engage with speakers and a conference network at the forefront of building capacity for a just response to climate change. The hybrid conference will meet at the Yale School of the Environment and online through Cvent.