About The CMSI Climate Justice Seminar Series:
While scientists have produced a wealth of knowledge about climate change, the incorporation of climate science knowledge into plans for the future is less robust. Additionally, as both the science of climate change and the resiliency plans to address it are conducted and implemented, biases and inequalities abound. What is deemed worthy to be researched and funded? What, where, and who are invested in to mitigate the impacts of climate change? These questions and their answers are brokered by those in power and with the most resources. Communities of all types face climate change risks, but as historically underserved and marginalized communities disproportionally bear the negative impacts of environmental policy decisions and practices, so too will they bear the brunt of adverse climate change impacts. These communities have long been organizing, demanding to be heard and invested in.
This virtual seminar and workshop series will explore how scientists can leverage their training and expertise to support the climate justice movement. The climate justice movement frames climate change not just as an environmental issue, but as a moral imperative to ensure that the needs of all people- regardless of race, geography or socioeconomic status- are included in the decisions about and solutions to climate change.
This seminar series is sponsored by The Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC) and the UC Davis Coastal and Marine Sciences Institute.
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Upcoming Events In This Series:
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Past Events And Recordings:
D. Kapuaʻala Sproat
On May 24th, 2021, we hosted a presentation and Q&A session with speaker D. Kapua'ala Sproat, a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaiʻi’s William S. Richardson School of Law and Director of the Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law.
Dr. Hilda Lloréns
On May 3rd, 2021, we hosted a presentation and Q&A session with speaker Dr. Hilda Lloréns, an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island. You can view the recording of this seminar here or read about the event on our blog.
Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali
On April 5th, 2021, we hosted a discussion and Q&A session with speaker Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization at the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies, facilitated by Dr. Liz Whiteman, the Executive Director of California Ocean Science Trust. You can view the recording of this seminar here and read a write-up of the event here.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
On November 30th, 2020, we hosted a moderated discussion with speaker Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and UC Davis PhD Candidate Carina Fish. Although the recording of this seminar was only available for a limited time, a write-up of the event is available on our blog.