This week's Tuesday Discussion will be with Dr. Alexander Schulan (Kiel University) and Dr. Jan-Christoph Heilinger (RWTH Aachen University) who will introduce us to their joint project on adaptation finance and climate injustice. Adaptation finance is provided by countries of the Global North to help vulnerable low-income countries to cope with climate change. Some countries in the Global South are particularly exposed to the impacts of climate change. Alexander Schulan and Jan-Christoph Heilinger identified three major injustices that arise in the context of adaptation finance. One would be the need for adaptation measures despite uneven contribution to climate risks. The talk offers a diagnosis and normative analysis of the identified injustices of adaptation finance and outlines measures to address them.
The Tuesday Discussion is free and open to the public. For further information, see the website of the Rachel Carson Center.
The Tuesday Discussions bring environmental practitioners such as politicians, leaders in NGOs, and activists to the RCC to discuss topical environmental issues. The guests also offer insights into the application of different environmental qualifications and knowledge in practice. The Tuesday Discussion is open primarily to RCC fellows, members of the Doctoral Program Environment and Society (Proenviron), and students of the Environmental Studies Certificate Program (ESCP).