Beyond The Emergency – Mutual and Transformative Practices for Change
Here you can find the videos and presentations of the V Conference on Climate Justice held on 28th June from the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on Climate Justice and the international research group “Climate Change, Territories, Diversities”.
The Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet on Climate Justice: From the collection of the best practices till the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)
Daniele Codato, Cristina Tha and Daniele Vezzelli
Daniele Codato (PhD in human and physical geography) is teacher of several course at the University of Padova related to the use of GIS to analyze the landscape or to implement participatory mapping process with communities especially with different case of studies in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Before doctoral research activities, he has had different experience in Latin American working in the field with community on the issues of sustainable developement and social-environmental conflicts through participatory mapping process and GIS technologies. Since the early 2000s, he focus his studies in the topics of Unburnable Carbon, in the specif in the use of MCDA (Multi-Criteria Analysis) in a GIS environment to define Unburnable Areas world-wide with the goal to safeguard areas with high ecological and cultural values.
Scientific Publication and Research Activities at the Centre of Excellence Jean Monnet on Climate Justice
Francesca Peroni (PhD in Geography) is a postdoc researcher at the University of Padova. She works on urban sustainability, with a focus on soil sealing by adopting a quanti-qualitative approach in the framework of GIScience. Recent research activities are related to climate justice in the urban context aimed at investingating how climate change can create spatially differentiated and unequal impacts on the urban terrain and communties.
Towards the Yasunization of the Earth: a popular referendum to keep oil underground in Ecuador
Pedro Bermeo is an activist of the Yasunidos Collective. In the speech, he present the historical national referendum which will be held in August wih the aim to leave the oil in the ground and defend the Yasuní Biosphere Reserve a UNESCO site. This area has an inestimate ecological and cultural values not only at national level but also worldwide.
Climate Justice and African climate youth movements: A Bigger Picture
Vanessa Nakate is a young climate justice activist from Uganda. Inspired by Greta Thunberg to start her own climate movement in Uganda, Vanessa began a solitary strike against inaction on the climate crisis in January 2019. Vanessa founded the Youth for Future Africa and the likewise Africa-based Rise Up Movement.
She was able to bring her claims at prestigious events such as Cop 25 in Madrid, the World economic forum in Davos and the Desmond Tutu international peace lecture. In 2020 she was included by the BBC in its list of the hundred most enlightened and influential women of the year.
In autumn 2021 her book, entitled A bigger picture: my fight to bring a new African voice to the climate crisis, is due to be published. She prefers to call herself ‘a fighter for the planet and a better future for all’, rather than an activist.
“It is really important that no one is left behind in our fight for Climate Justice, especially people from the communities that are least responsible for climate change. Our messages have always been clear from the beginning until now – listen to the science. The business model of fossil fuel companies are inconsistent with human survival “
Climate Justice in the cities : the experience of Bergen Municipality
Stina Ellevseth Oseland
Stina Elleveseth Oseland is a geographer and during her PhD thesis she worked on analysing the administrative and political processes of creating new climate plans. In the autumn of 2020, she became the first climate director in the municipality of Bergen, creating a completely innovative and pioneering climate agency. In addition to her academic studies, she worked as an editor at Studentradioen in Bergen and created the podcast Klimasnakk at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transition (CET). During the speech, she present the topic of climate justice in the cities and how it could be implement real and effective action in terms of climate justice in the urban context and underline that “the most injust action is no action.”
Decolonizing the Resource Commons in a Multi-scalar Political Ecologies Framework
Joshi Shangrila is a Member of the Faculty in Climate Justice at The Evergreen State College. She has a doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences, Studies, and Policy, with Geography as the focal discipline, from the University of Oregon. Her post-Ph.D. research has critically examined the Clean Development Mechanism and REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) as they have been implemented within Nepal, with an eye towards understanding how they are transforming social relations in the local context, particularly as they relate to the forest commons. Shangrila is a Newar from Lalitpur, Nepal, and spent her formative years there, as well as in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and Kabul, Afghanistan. She is fluent in Nepali, Nepal Bhasa (Newa Bhaye), Hindi, and English.
The Global Campaign STOP EACOP: movements and legal actions to refuse a Fossil Future
Omar Mohamed Elmawi
Omar Mohamed Elmawi is a lawyer with over 10 years of experience assisting communities to assert their rights and have their voices heard in local development projects. Until November 2022, he was coordinating the Stop EACOP campaign, a global push to stop what would be the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline in East Africa if constructed. During these experience, he worked with myriad other organizations and individuals from Tanzania, Uganda, and the rest of the world to push for the protection of sensitive Ecosystems, human rights and addressing climate change concerns. Elmawi is knowledgeable about energy, climate change, and environmental laws and has dedicated his career to supporting marginalized communities in safeguarding and enforcing their rights as crucial stakeholders in projects that stand to impact their lives and livelihoods. He has a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the University of Nairobi and is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya having completed the Advocates Training Program at the Kenya School of Law.
“STOP EACOP is for the people, it is definitly for nature and it is for the climate. It is not just a fight of Uganda and Tanzania, it is a fight for all of us “
Omar Mohamed Elmawi
The role of ICT in Climate Change: a World Wide Waste
Gerry McGovern has published eight books on digital content and data. His latest, World Wide Waste, examines the impact data waste and e-waste is having on the environment. He developed Top Tasks, a research method which helps identify what truly matters to people. The Irish Times has described Gerry as one of five visionaries who have had a major impact on the development of the Web
Skeptical Science: Giving facts a fighting chance against (climate) misinformation
Bärbel Winkler is a member of the volunteer author team for Skeptical Science, an organization focused on promoting climate science education and critical thinking. Bärbel is coordinating various translation activities, including selected content of the website, compact handbooks, and the innovative Cranky Uncle game. In addition to her translation work, Bärbel contributes her writing talents to the Skeptical Science blog, where she shares her insights on climate change and other important topics
Passante di Mezzo: Rights of Mobility and Collective Redefinition of the Public Space in Bologna
Angela Santese is part of the Bologna for Climate Justice collective, which aims to position climate justice as a central issue in assessing all political, infrastructural, economic and social choices. The aim is to create a community that values the community and the commons, not the interests of individuals.
“This project is not the simbolic infrastructure of the ecological transition, but on countrary is the symbolic infrastructure of climate injustice. Infact, the project doesn’t take in consideration the health of the people living along the Passante di Mezzo and also because it undermines any project of radical change in local mobilities.”
Climate Movements: the Milan Congress for Climate Justice
Alex Foti is a climate activities since the days of no-global movement. He is graduated at Bocconi University in Milan and then completed postgraduate studies in history and social sciences at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University in New York. After academia, he began a career as an editor writing on issues related to the European crisis and the precariat. He founded the online journal MilanoX and is the author of Anarchy in the EU (2009) and Being Left Today (2013). A full-time activist, he is coordinating and organizing the World Congress of Climate Justice (WCCJ) to be held in Milan on October 2023. The aim of WCCJ is to bring together movements from all continents to Milan to strategize intersectionally against fossil capitalism.