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The Moral Case for Climate Reparations + Climate Justice with Maxine Burkett

Released Monday, 10th August 2020
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In episode 118 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Maxine Burkett, a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  In this episode, Doug and Maxine discuss: the moral and intellectual case for climate reparations; climate migration; differences in climate justice in the global north and the global south; will adaptation take a peaceful or conflict oriented approach in the years ahead; and adaptation studies at the University of Hawaii.
Topics covered:
  • Background on The Institute for Climate and Peace
  • The state of climate migration.
  • As we adapt, what will dominate, peaceful approaches to adaptation or more conflict oriented approaches?
  • Differences in Climate justice in the global north and the global south.
  • Response differences between climate change and covid-19.
  • Repairing relationships through climate reparations.
  • Carbon based climate reparations.
  • Reparations and their role in helping frontline communities adapt.
  • Climate reparations are meant to ‘rebuild trust’. 
  • Learn about the climate program at the University of Hawaii.
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Links in this episode: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/personnel/burkett/maxin… https://www.climateandpeace.org/people A Pathway To Peace: Ideas For A New And More Resi… The Future of Climate Change and Peace Youth Leadership Needed In Time Of Climate Uncert…
Research:  Behind the Veil: Climate Migration, Regime Shift,… In Search of Refuge: Pacific Islands, Climate-Indu…
*On the potential for current climate ligation to address racial inequity, please see Litigating Separate and Equal.
*On equity and reparations, please see Climate Reparations.  This is a relatively older piece, but is a nice precursor to my current contribution to the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributiv… for which I serve as the climate section lead.
*On small island vulnerability and deterritorialized statehood, please see The Nation Ex-Situ.
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