Pacific Islands, Climate Justice and Reparations - Maxine Burkett: The Green Interview Series
Catalogue Number: PT0030
Producer: Paper Tiger
Subject: Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, Civics, Criminal Justice & Law, Current Events, Documentary, Environmental Studies, Global Issues, Science, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Women's Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2017
Running Time: 46
Closed Captions: Yes
Maxine Burkett is a professor of law at the University of Hawaii and passionate advocate for climate justice, which essentially addresses how the most vulnerable human communities should be treated with dignity and fairness in the era of climate change. Through her work she explores the issue of climate-induced displacement and how already vulnerable communities in the US and globally—ironically those that have contributed the least to greenhouse gas emissions—will disproportionately feel the impacts of climate change. In this exclusive Green Interview, Burkett speaks with Silver Donald Cameron about how she both studies and serves the vulnerable Pacific island nations, such as Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands, and about how we as a society need to start addressing the daunting reality before us.
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