28 Jan 2021
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Our climate is changing at an unprecedented pace.
Rising sea levels, floods and droughts, and dramatic loss of the cryosphere in the Arctic and Antarctica will affect everyone on the planet. Yet Indigenous Peoples as well as many poorer countries, with lower carbon outputs, will be impacted more than others.
One of the key ways of addressing climate injustice is with a concerted and collaborative global conversation. Join Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Dr Dalee Sambo Dorough, and Namibian youth advocate for sustainable development, Deon Shekuza, as they explore effective climate justice. This event is chaired by Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources.
Part of the public programme accompanying the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate at the British Museum (22 October 2020 – 21 February 2021), this event is presented in collaboration with the British Academy.
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About the speakers
Dr Dalee Sambo Dorough is the Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), an organisation, founded in 1977, to represent the rights and interests of Inuit throughout Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Chukotka Russia. Dr Dorough is an Inuk from Alaska, where she has been active in international relations, international law and international human rights law, as well as Alaska Native self-determination. On behalf of the Arctic region, she is presently a member of the Facilitative Working Group, a constitutive body within the UNFCCC. She holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (2002), and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University (1991). Dr Dorough served as an Expert Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and is presently the co-chair of the International Law Association Committee on Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Her professional research and interests focus upon Indigenous human rights and a host of issues critical to the Arctic region.
Deon Shekuza is a youth advocate working on sustainable development issues such as the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and African Union's Agenda 2063, a framework for guiding Africa's development in the next 50 years. He is active in the International Youth Climate Movement and forms part of the youth group that co-organised the first ever UN Youth Climate Summit in 2019. Shekuza co-founded the Namibian Youth on Renewable Energy, working to advance, and make mainstream, youth participation in the energy sector. He also co-founded the Namibian Youth Biodiversity Network and recently launched the Namibian Chapter of the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP) Youth Network. Among many youth initiatives on sustainable development, Shekuza serves as a Policy and Technical Adviser to the Namibian Youth Coalition on Climate Change and is a member of the National Climate Change Committee of Namibia.
Paul Ekins has a PhD in economics from the University of London and is Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy and Director of the UCL (University College London) Institute for Sustainable Resources. From 2004 to 2014 he was a Co-Director of the UK Energy Research Centre, and from 2014 to 2019 its Deputy Director, leading on its Energy Resources theme, with research publications on low-carbon futures, fossil fuels and hydrogen. In 1994 Ekins received a Global 500 Award 'for outstanding environmental achievement' from the United Nations Environment Programme and in 2015 he was awarded an OBE for services to environmental policy.
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