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Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins presents on climate justice at the University of Antwerp

Waves coming into a Caribbean shore, with green foliage in the background

    Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins, Assistant Professor in GSD, recently visited the University of Antwerp to deliver several sessions focused on climate justice. Leon was an invited Visiting Lecturer as a guest of the Faculty of Law and the Institute of Development Policy (IOB).

    Leon delivered a guest lecture for an undergraduate module, a public lecture entitled ‘What’s the point of climate action without climate justice?: A case study inspired by the Caribbean predicament’, as well as a PhD masterclass on climate justice and a paper entitled ‘Contesting Collapse: The socially organised inevitability of climate breakdown in the UK’.

    Leon's public lecture dived into the ongoing environmental and social catastrophe that is climate breakdown. Using the case of climate breakdown in the Caribbean, he asked the audience to question whether climate breakdown is a ‘human product’, or, rather, the product of some humans. Along with this, the lecture looked at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP) and the 2015 Paris Agreement to help address these points.

    “I was delighted to be able to take up this Visiting Lectureship as it provided me with a chance to meet with colleagues at a similar institute to GSD, as well as get more of a sense of the work taking place there. Sharing initial work from my ongoing research project was really helpful to me as people offered generous and generative feedback. I would like to thank Dr Tomaso Ferrando especially for hosting me.”

    A date for your diary: Seminar on climate breakdown in the UK

    • Tuesday 26 April 2022, 1-2:30 pm, online via Zoom

    Leon will be delivering a seminar entitled 'Contesting Collapse: The socially organised inevitability of climate breakdown in the UK' at the University of Birmingham for their International Development Department's Guest Seminar Series.

    Find out more about the event and register your place.

    Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins

    Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins

    Assistant Professor in GSD

    Email: l dot sealey-huggins at warwick dot ac dot uk