Throughout this new series of seminars, CLIMACT and its guest speakers will explore solutions to transform society to fight climate change, adapt and mitigate further impacts. This third season of online CLIMACT seminars will take place on bi-weekly basis, from 12:00 to 13:15, starting on 3 October 2022. Participants are welcome to take part in the discussion in English or French.
Zoom link: epfl.zoom.us/j/63821341998
Climate Justice, Global Capitalism, Climate Finance
In a deeply unequal world, what is the meaning of the billions of Euros promised by wealthy nations to the poorer ones to address climate change? Do they build resilience and reduce emissions, or are they merely bargaining chips at U.N. negotiations? Are promises being met, and are meaningful efforts being funded in the areas needed by developing nations? Given the failure of global society to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases rapidly enough, what are the chances for compensation to nations suffering losses and damages from climate impacts?
Timmons Roberts, Professor of Environment and Society at Brown University in the U.S. and Director of the global Climate Social Science Network will review the history of promises of climate finance, and why it so starkly differs from the reality. He concludes with an assessment of the contributor countries' performance and some proposals of ways forward.
Presented by Timmons Roberts I Ittleson Professor of environmental studies and sociology I Brown University and executive Director I Climate Social Science Network
Presented by Emily Boyd I Professor in sustainability science I Director of the Lund University Centre for Sustainaibility Studies