Meeting on Climate Justice and the Global South Tuesday October 20, starting at 7pm (UK time)

 Dear friends

Meeting on Climate Justice and the Global South

Tuesday, October 20, starting at 7pm

We are delighted to have Michael K. Dorsey, an internationally recognized expert on global energy, environment, finance and sustainability matters speaking to us. He is based in New York. He will be speaking on Climate Justice and the Global South

He has also been asked to address the inter-relation between Black Lives Matter and our climate movement.

In 1997, in Glasgow, Scotland, Dr Dorsey was bestowed Rotary International’s highest honor, The Paul Harris Medal for Distinguished Service to Humanity. Dr. Dorsey is a “Full member” of the Club of Rome and in 2013 the National Journal named him one of 200 US “energy and environment expert insiders”. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Yale and the Johns Hopkins University, presently Dr. Dorsey is a JV partner in the Indian based panel manufacturer Pahal Solar and a limited partner in the Spanish solar concern IberSun, s.l. Currently Dr. Dorsey is the Macmillan Scholar in Residence and Global Affiliate in the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont.

Dr. Dorsey’s significant government engagement began in 1992 as a member of the U.S. State Department Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, “The Earth Summit.” From April 2007 until November 2008 Dorsey was a member of Senator Barack Obama’s energy and environment Presidential campaign team. In 2014, after more than two decades of collaboration and engagement with the United Nations NGLS—a specialized unit of UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) designated Dorsey advisor on “climate, energy sustainability and SIDS (Small Island Developing States)”.

Dr. Dorsey has published dozens of scholarly and lay articles on a variety of environment, development and sustainable finance matters. Have a look for example, at the first chapter (his) in this volume: Justice, Peace and Inclusion for Sustainability or Climate Apartheid? (Full Manuscript, PDF)

Beyond boardrooms and multilateral summits Dr. Dorsey has a long legacy of exploring, researching and working to protect biodiversity–in the US and abroad. Beyond his publications, Dr. Dorsey’s conservation research has long been in cooperation and collaboration with leading scholars, think tanks, advocacy groups, governments, corporations, multilateral agencies as well as fence-line, marginalized and forest communities—and many more.

We expect to hear short contributions from climate activists from the Global South.

The meeting is being chaired by Sonya Robotham, from the Mandela Centre, in Derby.

This meeting is rather special. Please click here and join us.


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