Climate change is our generations biggest challenge. ” Daunting words, daunting impacts. Often framed in geological consequenses, questions arise as to what climate change means for human life on earth. During this Climate Change & Human Rights event we will therefore relate environmental changes to (uneven) impacts on social life all around the world.
We are very happy to inform you that dr. Alexander Dunlap will be joining us! With a background in Political Science and Anthropology, he is specialised in topics such as Political Ecology, Environmental Anthropology and Social Movements. He is currently a post-doc researcher at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s department of Anthropology, where he is focussing his research on the conflict and social impact generated by wind energy development in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region of Oaxaca, Mexico. His lecture is called: ”When the Wolf guards the Sheep: Green Extractivism in Germany & Mexico”.
Afterwards, filmmaker and founder of Ventana Media, Chihiro Geuzebroek will take us on a journey in climate justice activism. Active in several organisations, Code Rood amongst others, she has been engaged in public speaking on Decolonizing the Climate movement, indigenous struggle, Climate racism and Climate and class in Netherlands and at summits abroad.
The event will take place in the Metabolic Lab at Amsterdam’s sustainability hub ”De Ceuvel”. Located in the northern part of the city, De Ceuvel started out as a workplace for social entreprises. Nowadays, next to being a workplace for social entrepreneurs, they live and breath issues of sustainability.