On April 13th, the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, and the Faculty of Arts and Science will welcome a wealth of exciting speakers as part of the Founding Principles for Intercultural & Intersectorial Dialogue on the Environment Conference! This conference will launch the process of dialogue and research of the Workgroup on Representations and Rights of/for the Environment, in the Earth System Governance Taskforce on Conceptual Foundations (ESGRREW). With a view to generating a dynamic of intercultural and intersectorial dialogue and opening a common space for reflection, this launch event will lay the methodological and ethical foundation for the work of ESGRREWand discuss the challenges and paths for dialogue and research.
ESGRREW will endorse the UNESCO principles on diversity and intercultural dialogue; the ethics of scientific knowledge, as presented by the World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) in its 2015 Reports; and the recommendations of the Commission on Truth and Reconciliation (2015 Reports) on the ‘Reconciliation as a principle’ based on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in all the dimensions of society, including law and governance.
As such, the conference will feature opening ceremonies presided over by Kevin Ka'nahsohon Deer, Faithkeeper, Peacekeeper and Teacher of the Mohawk Trail Longhouse from Kahnawake (Quebec). Professor Kathleen Mahoney from the University of Calgary, Chief Negotiator for the Assembly of First Nations and primary architect of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, will present a keynote speech on ‘Reconciliation, Human Rights and Climate’. John Crowley, Leader in environmental humanities and Chief of Research at the UNESCO in Paris, will also present a keynote speech on ‘Environmental Humanities: Politics, dialogue and ethics’.
The ESGRREW process of dialogue & research will be introduced by the representatives of the partner organizations: Future Earth Global Hub Director Dr. Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard (Montreal); Earth System Governance Taskforce on Conceptual Foundations Leader Professor James Meadowcroft, Carleton University (Ottawa); and ESGRREW Co-Convenors Professor Peter Stoett and Dr. Sandy Lamalle, Loyola Sustainability Research Centre & Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, Concordia (Montreal).
For more information, visit the conference website.
Registration is free but required.
This conference is presented by the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, & the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, in Partnership with Future Earth, and with the patronage of the UNESCO and CCUNESCO.