Climate Justice for a Fairer WorldMarch 13, 2021
The concept of a ‘just transition’ is a pathway for social justice involving different groups, including frontline communities, trade unions and governments, concerned with the impact a move away from a high-carbon economy will have on jobs and the economic opportunities of future generations. The coronavirus pandemic has brought this issue to the forefront through a desire to ‘build back better’ rather than returning to business as usual.
The dual impact of the climate crisis and the pandemic is not felt equally, as BAME communities, the poorest and most vulnerable bear the brunt, in Scotland and in the Global South. In this event, participants will hear from experts on the most recent discussions emerging on just transitions and education, and then be invited to engage in online activities to begin a practical discussion around the role of education in making a just transition happen.
Building back greener and fairer: education and action for a just transition
- 10:00 – 10:20 – Introduction and Overview
- 10:20 – 11:10 – Keynote: Ikal Ang’elei (Friends of Lake Turkana)
- 11:10 – 11:20 – Break
- 11:20 – 11:30 – Recap and Welcome to Newcomers
- 11:30 – 12:15 – Panel 1: Community Conversations on Education for a Just Transition with a panel of young people
- 12:15 – 12:45 – Yoga Session with Annelise Piers / Lunch
- 12:45 – 13:15 – Yoga Session with Annelise Piers / Lunch
- 13:15 – 13:30 – Recap and Welcome to Newcomers
- 13:30 – 14:00 – Storytelling with Mara Menzies
- 14:00 – 14:10 – Storytelling with Mara Menzies
- 14:10 – 15:25 – Input and Panel Discussion: How can Scottish Education support a Just Transition?
- 14:10 – 14:30 – “Radicals and Reformers: How can climate education in the UK support a just transition?” with Dena Arya (Nottingham Trent University)
- 14:00 – 15:00 – Panel 2: “Perspectives on Education for a Just Transition” with Councillor Graham Campbell (Glasgow City Council), Eurig Scandrett (University and College Union and Queen Margaret University), Zarina Ahmad (Climate Change Trainer and Communicator), Mark Langdon (Activist)
- 15:15 – 15:25 – Input and Panel Discussion: Q&A
- 15:25 – 15:45 – Closing