Edinburgh World Justice Festival

october, 2019

12oct(oct 12)10:00 am(oct 12)10:00 amThe EWJF Conference 2019Climate justice the world we want and how we achieve it?10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Event Details

Climate Justice – the world we want and how we get it



Introduce climate justice to people campaigning on climate change

Make participants better equipped – with ideas and skills

Share new thoughts and different perspectives


Questions to be considered:

What kind of system change is needed in order to stop catastrophic climate change?

What kind of movement will be needed to create this?

How do we integrate global climate justice into campaigning in Scotland? 


10:30 – 11:30 Panel on the global fight for climate justice 

Justin Kendrik XR, Asad Rehman (War on Want), School student


11:40 – 13:00 Workshops: The bigger picture 


1. Decolonising Climate Change – Asad Rehman (War on Want) 

2. Global Justice Now – Climate and Trade Deal – facilitated by Liz Murray 

Five reasons why trade deals are terrible for the climate

What have trade deals got to do with climate justice?  Any lasting and just solution to climate change must lie in changing the economic and political structures that bind us to a high carbon model. Modern, mega trade deals threaten to entrench this model and make it all but impossible to reverse. Come along and hear more from Global Justice Now, one of the organisations that led the successful campaign against the EU-US trade deal TTIP.

3.  Just Transition 

4.   FOE(S) – International movement building and the COP

More details to be added soon

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 15:30 

Climate & Profit – can they co-exist

Introduction by Eileen Cook and then discussion tables and feedback

15:30 – 15:45 Break

15:45 – 16.30  Final plenary section – reflection from panellists and participants




(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Epworth Halls, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX


Edinburgh World Justice Festival