Webinar on Climate Change and Human Rights: Friday, October 8, 2021

Oct. 3, 2021


Join the UArizona Human Rights Practice Program and its partners for a wide-ranging discussion on the intersections of climate change and human rights with experts from Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, and Fiji!  

***Climate Change and Human Rights*** 



Friday, October 8th at 8AM (PST), 11AM (EST), 3PM (GMT) 


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How does climate change disproportionately affect marginalized communities?  

How can grassroots activists advocate for reductions in emissions?  

How are climate adaptation strategies working in different contexts?  

What can activists from around the globe learn from each other?  

What can we do to help grassroots climate activists?  


Our Esteemed Panelists:  

  • Rafiqul Montu (Bangladesh) - Award-winning journalist & pioneer of coastal journalism, recent recipient of the @WeNaturalists People of Nature Award 2021 as a Storyteller with a Purpose  
  • Vadim Ni (Kazakhstan) - Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Socio-Ecological Fund and an international expert on environmental law.  Drafted the Kazakh law on climate adaptation and is leading a research group from several Central Asian countries on the topic of climate change, access to water, and potential conflicts 
  • Mohammed Sadeck Boulahya (Algeria) - Senior Climate Expert and Regional Adviser on Risk/Adaptation Strategy for Mediterranean Climate Outlook Forum - Med-COF, Senior Consultant for ClimDevConsult-Africa.  Possesses more than 35 years of experience managing public regional institutions and building national capacity for weather and climate services in energy, food security, agriculture, disaster risk, and other sectors, particularly in Africa; 
  • Fanny Thornton (Australia) - Associate Professor University of Canberra Law School, Author of Climate Change and People on the Move: International Law and Justice (Oxford University Press)  
  • Frances Namoumou (Fiji) -  Pacific Conference of Churches active in climate relocation projects and community climate change adaptation.  

Our Esteemed Moderator:   

  • Greg Collins (USA) - Associate Vice President for Resilience and International Development, University of Arizona, Formerly USAID Resilience Coordinator/Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security 

 Our Sponsors:  

  • Fully Online Human Rights Practice Program at the University of Arizona  
  • Arizona Institutes for Resilience, University of Arizona 
  • Center for Peace Studies, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh 
  • School of Law, Newcastle University  

 Organized by William Simmons (UA), Rhona Smith (Newcastle), and HRTS Students Abby Nelson, Nicole Borchaloui, Alena Sulaimanova, and Miya Giffin 

For more information contact Professor William Simmons at: williamsimmons@email.arizona.edu