Environmental Racism & Climate (In)Justice: The Launch of UNSR on Racism E. Tendayi Achiume’s Final Thematic Report
As part of the Promise Institute for Human Rights’ ongoing work on racial justice and human rights, we launched U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism E. Tendayi Achiume’s final thematic report on environmental racism and climate justice in New York City.
This was the first presentation of the Special Rapporteur’s latest report, which analyzed climate (in)justice as rooted in colonial histories and the persistent impacts of extractivism and structural racism today. The launch was accompanied by commentary from scholars and activists on how the global climate crisis is impacting Caribbean peoples.
Co-Sponsored by NYU’s Global Justice Clinic; Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law; Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy & Land Use Law and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.
- E. Tendayi Achiume
- Alicia Miñana Professor of Law at UCLA Law School and U.N. Special Rapporteur on Racism (2017-2022)
- Castin Milostene
- Activist and Organizer, Action pour la Reforestation et la Defense de l’Environnement (AREDE)
- Sarah Molinari
- Postdoctoral Research Associate, Extreme Events Institute, Florida International University and co-founder, Puerto Rico Syllabus
- Moderation by S. Priya Morley
- Racial Justice Policy Counsel, Promise Institute for Human Rights and Co-Director International Human Rights Clinic, UCLA Law School
- Welcome by Ellie Happel
- Associate Director, Global Justice Clinic, NYU Law School