A disproportionate burden from global climate change will be placed on developing countries - many of which already encounter considerable challenges and may lack the resources to combat threats to environmental, economic and social development. Climate justice is the concept that encapsulates this stark reality: those that will be most seriously affected by climate change today are the least responsible for the shift in Earth’s climate.
The 2. International Symposium on Climate Justice Bremerhaven took place on November 18-19, 2014, hosted by The Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost and the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in cooperation with the German Climate Foundation and other partners. The symposium aimed to address the global challenge of climate justice by facilitating solutions that more equitably distribute the responsibility of climate change impacts.
Attendees could anticipate two full days of compelling presentations from leading global practitioners, interactive workshops tailored to the most pressing climate justice issues, and premier networking opportunities with peers in the climate justice community.
Prof. Dr. Mohan Munasinghe, from Colombo, Sri Lanka, will give a keynote speech on the topic:
“Integrating climate justice into the post-2015 sustainable development agenda"
The speakers guiding the conversation by inspiring new ideas and opportunities included:
The format of the symposium led participants through three key segments in Bremerhaven, with an optional German-language component in the City of Bremen:
With these short proceedings we would like to give a quick insight into the valuable contributions of the forums and summarize the workshops.
Please click the links below to open and download the presentations:
Stage I: Foundation
Expert Panel: Understanding climate justice: Consequences, threats to equity, and competing interests
Stage II: Political Mechanisms
Expert Panel: Innovating for the Future: Developing just ways to mitigate CO2 emissions
Stage III: Implementation
Impulse for the Workshops
Workshop I: Sustainable Energy and Water Management
Workshop II: Improving Climate Change Adaptability
Workshop III: Recognising – understanding – acting: Education for Sustainable Development and climate justice