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Fostering Climate Justice and Equity through a Global Coalition for Sustainable Peace

April 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

The Bard College Worldwide Climate and Justice Education Week is April 1-6, 2024. The Kansas event will be via Zoom on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 6:00-7:15 p.m CT.

Frances Flannery, Ph.D. is Co-Founder of the non-profit organization BioEarth, home of the One Billion for Peace Pledge, and a subject matter expert on Religion, Countering Violent Extremism, and Peacebuilding. She will speak on “Fostering Climate Justice and Equity through a Global Coalition for Sustainable Peace.” Climate scientists agree we are living in a small window in which we can still avoid the worst impacts of climate crisis, if we take steps to reach net zero global greenhouse emissions in just 25 years or so. However, achieving this  goal requires a global level of cooperation never before seen, which remains impossible as long as wars and armed conflicts rage, thwarting the coordination necessary for avoiding a disastrous climate future that will affect 3.6 billion people by mid-century. However, there is hope. A coalition of diverse organizations across civil societies, diverse and yet united in the goal of sustainable peace, can serve as an effective vehicle for broad based public education about our shared interests and climate change, climate justice and peacebuilding. Such a coalition will also possess the expertise to empower efforts to influence decision makers, end wars, address the root of conflicts, initiate climate actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and sustain work towards a variety of ecological and social justice goals, such as those articulated in the Earth Charter.

The presentation will conclude with 30 minutes of Q and A, allowing for a deeper dive into the evidence behind this strategy, its implications, and the concrete steps we can take to promote climate justice, equity, and resilience.

This event is hosted by Kansas State University, and it will be recorded using Zoom. All who are interested are invited to register by sending their name and email address to Danita Deters (danita@ksu.edu). The Zoom link will be sent to you on April 3.

Details

Date:
April 3
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

Venue

online (zoom or other)
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