Human Rights & Climate Change
In the late 2000s, UI Center for Human Rights co-founder & Professor of Law Burns H. Weston spearheaded establishment of the Climate Legacy Initiative (CLI), a collaborative project of Iowa Law and the Vermont Law School that explored the human rights implications of climate change, particularly the concept of inter-generational rights and duties. In 2009, CLI issued the policy paper "Recalibrating the Law of Humans with the Laws of Nature: Climate Change, Human Rights, and Intergenerational Justice," authored by Weston and Tracy Bach.
Our Spring 2022 webinar series, organized in partnership with Iowa Law's new Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative, revisits that prescient work and casts a critical eye toward the current urgency of climate change, key challenges, and the impact on human rights from local and global perspectives.
Join us for a four part webinar series occurring Wednesdays at noon:
- February 16 - Evolution of Science & Policy
- March 30 - Intergenerational Rights & Duties
- April 20 - The Global South & Unequal Burdens
- May 11 - Iowa’s Challenges & Opportunities
Join the webinars virtually using this link: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/94369571045
UICHR webinars are open to all, no prior registration is required. All webinars are closed captioned. Recordings of past programs will be shared on the UICHR YouTube channel after the event.
View our short video introduction to the series below.