Wed, Nov 30|
Bldg. 10-428, Sophia University
ECW Reading Workshop: Climate and land injustice: inequalities, intersections and opportunities for justice in SE Asia
HyFlex workshop. Theme: Climate and land (in)justice: inequalities, intersections, and opportunities for justice in Southeast Asia. We will be discussing Dr. Borras's and Dr. Ribot's work on climate justice, with a focus on its intersections with social justice.
Time & Location
Nov 30, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM GMT+9
Bldg. 10-428, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioichō, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
About the event
This session is HyFlex—please feel free to join in-person or via Zoom (zoom.us)! Register to receive a link to the Zoom session.
This informal reading group serves as a space to learn, explore and discuss concepts and questions surrounding a certain theme related to environmental change. This Fall 2022, our reading workshop theme is: Climate and land (in)justice: inequalities, intersections, and opportunities for justice in Southeast Asia.
Climate justice shifts the discussion of climate change from being a purely environmental or physical issue to an urgent social and ethical problem, where ecology and society are inseparable. It begins with the notion that the burdens of climate change are not borne equally, nor fairly. It posits that climate action must recognize the lived experiences and knowledge of those who are most affected in order to determine a just and equitable solution.
Before coming to the workshop: please read both readings by Dr. Saturnino "Jun" Borras and Dr. Jesse Ribot (available below). We will be discussing their reframing of environmental change in the perspective of climate justice, focusing on its intersections with social justice issues.
We hope to explore opportunities for engaging with learning, action and research with participants in the future!
- Borras, S. M., Franco, J. (2018, Feb). Agrarian climate justice: Imperative and opportunity [Working Paper]. Transnational Institute. https://www.tni.org/en/publication/agrarian-climate-justice-imperative-and-opportunity
- Ribot, J. (2022). Violent silence: framing out social causes of climate-related crises. The Journal of Peasant Studies, 49(4), 683-712, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2022.206901
Visit the Environmental Change Workshop homepage for more information on the workshop series, readings and event schedule.