Climate Justice, Climate Migration and Public Health

CGJ researchers investigate the disproportionate global impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations.

Forman and Ramanathan delivered a paper on “Climate Change, Mass Migration And Sustainability: A Probabilistic Case for Urgent Action” for the 2017 Working Group on Humanitarianism and Mass Migration, hosted by UCLA, the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Ross Institute, hosted by Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Wasserman Dean of the School of Education.  The paper appears here.

In November 2017, Ramanathan organized a Vatican summit, Health of People, Health of Planet and Our Responsibility, hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the UCSD Institute for Public Health, where Forman delivered a paper on “Rethinking Climate Justice: Practical Ethics in Urgent Times”. The paper appears here.  (see videos to the right)

Soon afterward, a panel discussion was convened at UC San Diego, to reflect on the Vatican event The discussion featured UC San Diego researchers Ram Ramanathan, Wael Al-Delaimy, Fonna Forman, and Michael Pratt.

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