Sep 26, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm    |    New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023

Please join us for a panel discussion and storytelling event to share stories from the front lines of communities impacted by climate change, and to explore how legal action can help advance climate justice on a global scale.

Climate liability is a growing movement in the United States and around the world as communities seek to shift some of the burden to the companies responsible for the rising costs of climate change. New York City is one of fifteen cities and states in the United States that have recently brought lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Chevron, and other major fossil fuel companies demanding that they pay for their fair share of climate damages.

Speakers include:

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, co-founder, Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment, and author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet

Marinel Ubaldo, student and climate activist from Tacloban City, Philippines

Reverend Donna Schaper, senior minister, Judson Memorial Church

Dan Zarrilli, senior director of climate policy & programs and chief resilience officer, New York City Office of the Mayor

Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science, Union of Concerned Scientists

Phil Bloomer, executive director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Raphael Agosto Miranda, EMT with experience in Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

This event is organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists in partnership with 350NYC, 350.org, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Center for Climate Integrity, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law, Center for International Environmental Law, EarthRights International, Greenpeace, Human Rights Watch, and the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.

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