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We Want Youth! Join our Climate Ambassador Program!

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CLIMATE DEMOCRACY & JUSTICE SUMMIT

INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT AND AMBASSADOR TRAINING TAKING GLOBAL GOVERNANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Corfu & Epirus Greece
July 22-26 2019

Register for the Summit here or contact us at seminars@cuncr.org

The Center for United Nations Constitutional Research is organizing an international Climate Democracy Summit as part of its Climate Justice Series in Greece. We invite you to join us for a week of presentations and brainstorming workshops on the gaps in the global governance of climate – and how to take real action to fix it.

SPEAKERS

Sukehiro Hasegawa

Former Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General

Japan

Brando Benefei

European Parliament

Italy

Maria Ivone Soares 

Member of Parliament

Mozambique

Dr. Sam Deese

Boston University

USA

Kirsten Meerschaert

Coalition for the International Criminal Court (ICC)

Netherlands

Dr. Jamie Sommer

Stockholm University

USA

Dr. Pendo Maro

Africa Caribbean Pacific States (ACP)

Belgium

Nnimmo Bassey

Recipient of the Rafto Prize

Nigeria

Sebastiano Putoto

JEF Italy

Italy

Wolfgang Pape

Lecturer on European and Asian Affairs

Germany

Mrinalini Shinde

UNFCCC

Germany

John Vlasto

Democracy Without Borders

UK

Dr. Hana Umezawa

Jindal University

Japan

Dr. Thomas Muinzer

University of Dundee

UK

Dr. Otto Spijkers

Utrecht University

Netherlands

Dr. Shahr-yar Sharei

CUNCR Executive Director

Global Citizen

AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Who Governs the Climate?
Climate Change and the Future of Democracy
Voices of Africa for Climate Justice
A Global Parliamentary Assembly as a way forward for Climate Justice 
The Sustainable Development Goals
Uniting the Samurais of the United Nations
Climate Justice through the International Courts?

WE WANT YOUTH FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

We are sponsoring young climate leaders to take part in a climate democracy justice summit and training program this summer in Greece!

The Center for UN Constitutional Research is looking for two young leaders in the area of climate justice from each continent, plus small island nations, to learn about how global governance relates to climate change – and what we can do to get system change, not climate change.

We’ve lined up academics and experts from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas to give their perspectives and expertise on how to get climate justice before it’s too late, and let “we the peoples” govern the climate.

Our First Sponsored Climate Ambassador, Litia Baleilevuka, from Fiji

Interested in becoming a climate ambassador?

FROM CLIMATE CHANGE MARCHES TO CLIMATE AMBASSADORS

CUNCR is committed to sponsoring two young leaders from each continent plus small island developing nations. In addition to adding their own experiences and expertise to these important discussions, youth participants will benefit from training workshops on how to strengthen climate activism with a strengthened understanding of governance. Experts and academics from around the world will share their wealth of knowledge, and young leaders will be able to meet and brainstorm to share strategies and coordinate efforts globally.

Beyond the sponsored youth from each continent, any climate activists who wish to benefit from this training at their own expense or with outside funding are also very welcome to attend.

PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE (Tentative)

Sunday, 21 July:

  • Pre-seminar lodging, informal gathering (optional)

Monday, 22 July:

  • Morning (1/2 Day Session at Corfu Reading Society): Registration and intro to Climate Democracy
  • Who Governs our Climate?
  • Critical lectures/panel on the topic of Climate Justice, and the rights of global citizens, by academic scholars, and practitioner/policy makers.
  • 7:00 pm: Rally for Climate Action and march to historic Corfu town center

Tuesday, 23 July:

  • Morning: Ferry to Igoumenitsa and bus to Epirus
  • Afternoon: Critical lectures/panel on the topic of Climate Justice, and the rights of global citizens, by academic scholars, and practitioner/policymakers

Wednesday, 24 July:

  • Early Morning: Hike (optional)
  • Morning: Climate Ambassador Training Workshops
  • Afternoon: Round-tables and further working sessions
  • Evening: Epirus Declaration and book launch on the top of Vikos Gorge

Thursday, 25 July:

  • Early Morning: Hike (optional)
  • Morning: Conclusion of Climate Ambassador Training Workshops
  • Afternoon: Rafting Trip
  • Evening: Giving of certificates, reception, plus dinner at premises and music

Friday, 26 July:

  • Vikos Gorge Crossing (optional)