Visiting Scholar Sheila Watt-Cloutier to lecture on human dimensions of climate change
Sheila Watt‐Cloutier, an Inuk climate change advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, will be giving a public lecture at Mount Allison on the human dimensions of climate change. The lecture will be held on November 29 at 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic Time) in Convocation Hall.
Entitled "Not the Time to COP Out," the lecture will mark the second day of the international UN COP-17 climate negotiations in Durban, South Africa. This is the final opportunity for global governments to agree on a binding international framework to address climate change that will replace the Kyoto Protocol, which is set to expire in 2012.
As former international Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Watt-Cloutier has worked extensively at the UN level to advocate on behalf of Northern and Inuit peoples, who are disproportionately affected by climate change. She was amongst the first to link climate change within a human rights framework and, as a result, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
This is Watt-Cloutier’s first and only public lecture in New Brunswick and as a Visiting Scholar at Mount Allison.
There will be the opportunity to ask moderated questions through Skype during the talk. Questions may be summarized and asked on your behalf, or you might actually be projected live to personally ask Sheila Watt-Cloutier. To ask a question, connect with Skype address: isumatvwebcaster
Read more about Watt-Cloutier and the upcoming event in HereNB.
If you are unable to attend the event, watch the live web cast at http://www.isuma.tv/