Global Environmental Justice Conferences

The 2020 Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of the Environment, Negotiating Institutional Transformation: International and Comparative Approaches to Justice in Environmental Protection,  supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, focused on the difficulty of integrating justice as a priority in domestic and international institutions.  These concerns emerged as a focal point in both domestic and international environmental movements, in the clashes on the street, national policies and the inclusion of the non-human as stakeholders in the debate.   The conference featured leaders from the global south as well as experts from a variety of disciplines. The conference panelists included jurists, legal scholars, diplomats, economists, and activists. 
 
In 2019, the inaugural Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (now the Yale School of the Environment), supported by the The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, explored pressing topics including extractive industries and human rights, environmental governance, adaptation in response to climate change, and engaging with multiple knowledge systems. To produce a rich and stimulating dialogue and foster emerging scholarship, we will be breaking many of the standard norms of academic conferences. In order to more fully explore the relationship of scholarship and the practice of environmental management, we welcome participation from across disciplines; including anthropology, climate science, epidemiology, geography, sociology, history, and others.