Climate Justice for Climate Change Adaptation: Towards Unburnable Carbon Criteria Definition
29 Jun 2022



Climate Justice for climate change adaptation: towards unburnable carbon criteria definition

The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Climate Justice and the international research group “Climate Change, Territories, Diversities” have the pleasure to invite you to our third international conference of two days (21-22th July), entirely dedicated to the theme of Climate Justice in the future cities and the Phasing out from the fossil fuels.

The conference want to focus on three keys topics:

  1. The role of urban ecosystem in the field of climate change and how the climate impacts are not equally distributed among differents cities neither within the city, affecting neighbournhoods and urban citizens with different magnitude.
  2. The need to keep fossil fuels reserves underground and to stop activities in some areas if we want to stay below 1.5°C
  3. The need to define unburnable carbon criteria to meet environmental and climate justice during the phasing out.

The conference will host several international guests to discuss these topics and it will be held online via the ZOOM platform. To partecipate register here.

We will send you a ZOOM link the day before the conference.

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21st July | Climate Justice in the future cities

14.00 – 17.00 (CEST) | Climate justice in future cities: geographical perspectives for inclusive urban resilience and adaptation – Side event on conference session “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions – SSPCR 2022, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy


Advancing climate justice through participatory mapping: green and blue infrastructure planning for adaptation to climate-induced floods in Thorncliffe Park, Toronto | Khirfan Luna, University of Waterloo, Canada;
Borning cities in the climate crisis: mapping refugee camps by an open GIS-based workflow | Sonny Masoni, Advanced Master GIScience and UAV, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (ICEA), University of Padua, Italy;
The Coast isn’t Clear: Climate Justice Implications of Communicating Urban Flood Risk in Affluent Vulnerable Communities | Sara Bonati, University of Firenze, Italy
Monitoring Heat Waves and Urban Heat Islands for Inclusive Mitigation Strategies: A Case Study in the Municipality of Padua (Italy) | Salvatore Eugenio Pappalardo, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Climate Justice, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padua, Italy
Relational values of urban green spaces in Milan | Stefania Benetti, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milan-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
A climate justice approach to urbanisation processes in the South | Manuel Bayón Jiménez, Colectivo de Geografía Crítica del Ecuador
Extreme Citizen Science for Climate Justice: mapping populated centers affected from gas flaring in the Ecuadorian Amazon Region | Francesco Facchinelli, Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World (DiSSGeA), University of Padova
Oil development and urban jungles in Ecuadorian Amazon: expansion and territorial changes in “El Coca” | Daniele Codato, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Climate Justice, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Padova

17.30 – 18.00 (CEST) | Keynote speaker

Climate Justice in the future cities: perspectives from GIScience and Voluntereed Geography| Micheal F. Goodchild, Chair of the Executive Committee of the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis – University of California Santa Barbara

22nd July | Where to leave fossil fuel underground: toward just criteria (14.00 – 18.00 CEST)

The conference will be held in English and simultaneously translated into Spanish. Below is a brief summary of the programme:

Institutional opening:

Francesca Da Porto | Vice Rector for sustainability, University of Padova

Franco Bonollo | Dean School of Engineering, University of Padova

Andrea Giordano | Director Department of Civil Environmental Architectural Engineering (Dep. ICEA), University of Padova

Massimo De Marchi | Coordinator of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Climate Justice, Dep. ICEA – University of Padova


The Atlas of Unburnable Carbon: the state and the future outcome of the research | Daniele Codato, Researcher of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Climate Justice, Dep. ICEA, University of Padua;

The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (FFNPT): A call for a just and equity transition | Harjeet Singh, Strategic Partnership Advisor, FFNPT;

Unburnable carbon issue within EU policies, EU infrastructure planning for the energy transition | Gregor Erbach, Head of the Climate Action Research and Tracking Service (CART), European Parliament;

Climate justice and fossil fuels: principles for the phasing out | Greg Muttitt, Co-Lead of Sustainable Energy Supplies, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

Thematic Working Tables Session:
The second part is structured in in 3 consecutive thematic working tables on the basis of the keywords of the 2030 Agenda, where experts, members of the scientific committee of the Centre, academics and NGO are invited to discuss around the topics presented during the first part and about their projects and experiences.

Round table 1 – Prosperity and Partnership | 15.15 – 16.00 (CEST)
This first round table will discuss the necessity of developing an international fund to support the developing countries in the energy transition related to the phasing out and in the non-proliferation of fossil fuels activities. Moreover the round table will reflect on social welfare in a climate crisis scenario and on the consolidation of the global governance for a radical transformation of the growth model, challenging the anthropocentric vision.

Round table 2 – People and Places | 16.15 – 17.00 (CEST)
The impact of climate change it’s not equal in all the world and mostly the vulnerable countries are more exposed to damage caused by extreme weather events. Some pay more than others! So it is important to create political instruments to safeguard territories and people suffering the burdens of these events. During the COP26 and the Intermediate Negotiate of Bonn there has been strong resistance to the creation of instruments related to Loss and Damage. What could be good practices to encourage this type of issue? Why is climate justice still little discussed within climate policies and more generally in the working tables of the COPs? In leaving fossil fuel underground how to recognize the differentiated burdens of climate change?

Round table 3 – Planet and Peace | 17.15 – 18.00 (CEST)
Third roundtable deals with the themes of Pachamama, the rights of nature and the key role of indigenous people. Fossil fuel extraction not only is the main drive of climate injustice but generates higher social and environmental impacts transforming our planet into zones of sacrifice and environmental injustice. Indigenous communities are in the frontlines of climate and environmental justice, allowing to understand the importance of indigenous Land for the future for all humanity and the unique contribution of indigenous people in centuries of resistance and permanent mobilization for life. So how in the phasing out of fossil fuel can we recognize the priorities of ecosystem diversities and indigenous lands?

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