Overconsumption and Climate Justice

CUER and the CUNY Law Green Coalition held a lively discussion at the CUNY School of Law on September 25, providing students a unique international perspective on our country’s consumption practices and global warming impacts.

The event, titled “Climate Change and Overconsumption: Legal & Ethical Insight from the Global South,” featured three prominent international environmental leaders in dialogue with CUER Director Rebecca Bratspies.

Anil Madhav Dave, a member of the Indian Parliament, is one of the world’s leading voices in the meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Soumya Dutta is the founder of India’s People Science Campaign and one of her country’s leading environmental justice activists.

Ajay K. Jha is the coordinator of the Beyond Copenhagen Foundation.

“Please accept our sincere thanks for the warm reception that all of you extended to us in CUNY Law School,” Soumya Dutta said. “This was not only a programme on a critically important issue for the world, but really a connect that you made with all of us from India, and we will remember & value that connect.

“Yes, the Global North, particularly the US government – which has a history of either not signing on to international legal frame works or violating them (Kyoto, UNCLOS,….) has to realize what this actions are leading to around the world, and take responsibility. But in today’s connected world, we from the global South also have to take the responsibility of arresting this rot and keep the voices of conscience strong and unflinching – both in the north & in the south.”

For more information on the panelists, click here.

Professor Bratspies’ powerpoint presentation from the event can be viewed here.




1,605 Comments on “Overconsumption and Climate Justice

  1. I’ll immediately snatch your rss feed as I can’t to find your email subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Please let me recognize in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  2. This is the right blog for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I actually would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  3. Thank you a lot for giving everyone an extraordinarily pleasant possiblity to discover important secrets from this web site. It really is very nice and jam-packed with amusement for me and my office mates to search your web site not less than thrice per week to learn the new stuff you have. And of course, I’m so actually fascinated with your magnificent ideas served by you. Some 4 ideas in this posting are without a doubt the most beneficial I’ve had.

  4. I simply needed to thank you very much all over again. I do not know the things I would have created in the absence of the actual ways shared by you on such a subject. It became a very distressing matter in my opinion, but understanding the professional mode you processed that forced me to weep for contentment. I will be happier for your guidance and as well , pray you recognize what a great job that you’re putting in teaching some other people through the use of your blog. I know that you haven’t encountered all of us.