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The new science on climate extremes that can help refuel the climate movement. A COP25 side event

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Seminar
Welcome to a dialogue on how attribution science and new legal frameworks can refuel the climate movement in the context of the climate crisis.

From 2nd to 13th of December the Nordic cooperation (organised by the the Nordic Council of Ministers) organise a range of climate events in relation to the UN climate negotiations – the COP25. The mission is to create a backdoor into the COP25 and open it up for our Nordic citizens.

On the 2nd of december, on the grand opening of the COP25 the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies will organise an event with researchers, youth representatives and social movements on how attribution science and new legal frameworks can refuel the climate movement in the context of climate emergency. 

Advances in the emerging field ‘attribution science’ show that specific extreme climate events such as heatwaves and floods can now be linked to emissions. This new knowledge is contentious and opens issues of social justice in relation to climate emergency. Attribution science can also give new scope to social movements to drive court cases and make stricter and more encompassing demands for change.

During the event, researchers within attribution, law and sustainability, together with youth and social movements representatives will discuss questions such as:

  • What opportunities and constraints can attribution science have on future legal frameworks for climate related disasters, and what impact can it have on those responsible (fossil fuel industry or individual consumers) and for those affected by climate related disasters? What can attribution science do for the most vulnerable in society?
  • What influence does attribution have on public understanding and collective action? Do climate extremes spark action in communities and groups in new ways? 
  • What questions and issues drive the climate movement? How can research interact with social movements?

Full programme for the 2nd of December 

 

Participants 

Richard Jones, Met Office and Oxford University

Emmanuel Raju, Copenhagen University

Emily Boyd, Director of Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies

Guy Finkill, PUSH Sverige
Sophia Axelsson, Friday’s for Future Sweden

 

Moderator: Gustav Arrhenius, VD, Institutet för Framtidsstudier

Time and date: Monday, 2nd December, Stockholm, 8-9pm, Town Hall, Norrsken House, Birger Jarlsgatan 57 C, Stockholm

The event is open to everyone, no registration needed.

 

Organisers:
Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Lund University
Nordic Council of Ministers
 

Find the full programme for the Nordic Climate Action Week 

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Time: 
2 December 2019 20:00 to 21:00
Location: 
Town Hall, Norrsken House, Birger Jarlsgatan 57 C, Stockholm
Contact: 
Noomi.Egan [at] sfi.lu.se

About the event

Time: 
2 December 2019 20:00 to 21:00
Location: 
Town Hall, Norrsken House, Birger Jarlsgatan 57 C, Stockholm
Contact: 
Noomi.Egan [at] sfi.lu.se

Lund University Sustainablity Forum
Sölvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund
contact [at] sustainability [dot] lu [dot] se

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