This Fall, Amnesty Business and Human Rights Group organizes a series of online lectures focusing on climate change, sustainability and their relation to human rights with prominent researchers and academicians in Lund aimed to inspire students to do their own research and contribute to the environment. Welcome to Amnesty Climate Talks!

The second guest is Eric Brandstedt who will present his research in this lecture titled “Human rights and climate change”. He is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights Studies at the Joint Faculty of Humanities and Theology, Lund University. Having a PhD in philosophy, he works predominantly on climate and intergenerational justice.

For a long time, climate change wasn't discussed in terms of human rights. Now this is changing and human rights issues are increasingly highlighted in connection to climate change. What does this development mean? What can the human rights framework contribute to discussions around climate change, and in particular those focused on justice and sustainability? This lecture will give a quick overview of these matters. It will draw attention to some important functions that human rights can have in this context, but also argue that we should moderate our expectations on what the idea and practice of human rights can do.

After the lecture, you will have an opportunity to join a discussion and ask questions.

Where: When: 1/12, 19:00-20:00 CET Upcoming lectures: 15/12 - Lennart Olsson, Professor, LUCSUS

När: 1 december 2020 19:00 - 1 december 2020 20:00

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Arrangör: Amnesty International Lund