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Saving the Climate…But For Whom?
October 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
In September 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown hosted a Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), inviting political and business leaders from around the world to strategize about how to address climate change. The summit was hailed as yet another way in which Gov. Brown and other visionary state, local, and business leaders are continuing to take action on reducing greenhouse gases even as the Federal government refuses to act.
Why, then, did thousands of environmental and climate justice activists, led by indigenous peoples and frontline communities, protest against GCAS? If they were against GCAS, what were they for? And what did their actions achieve? Please join this brownbag lunch event, “Saving the Climate…But For Whom? Reporting from the September 2018 Week of Climate Resistance” at the Institute for Policy Studies to discuss these questions.
Basav Sen, Climate Justice Director at the Institute for Policy Studies, traveled to California to join the Solidarity to Solutions (Sol2Sol) week of action to protest GCAS and propose people-led solutions. He will show a short documentary video and present briefly on his perspectives of the Sol2Sol week of action, followed by an open discussion.