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Intercultural and Intersectorial Dialogue on the Environment

ESGRREW Launch Event, 2017

Launch Event

Earth Systems Governance Working-group on Representation and Rights of/for the Environment

April 13, 2017

Concordia University

H 1220


Featuring

Kevin Ka'nahsohon Deer, Faithkeeper, Peacekeeper, and Teacher of the Mohawk Trail Longhouse from Kahnawake (QC)

Professor Kathleen Mahoney, (U. Calgary) Chief Negotiator for the Assembly of First Nations and primary architect of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission

John Crowley, Leader in environmental humanities and Chief of Research at the UNESCO in Paris


 

The Workgroup on Representations and Rights of/for the Environment, in the Taskforce on Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance (ESGRREW), is launching its process of dialogue & research. With a view to generating a dynamic of intercultural and inter-sectorial dialogue, and opening a common space for reflection, this launch event will lay the methodological and ethical foundation for the work of ESGRREW, and discuss the challenges and paths for dialogue and research.

Foundations and New Thinking

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.

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). The process will start with the opening speech and ceremony 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’ and John Crowley, Leader in environmental humanities and Chief of Research at the UNESCO in Paris, will present a keynote speech on ‘Environmental Humanities: Politics, dialogue and ethics’.


Conference Schedule

14h00: Introduction of ESGRREW objectives and process

Representatives of LSRC, ESG and Future Earth:

·         Professor Peter Stoett and Dr. Sandy Lamalle (LSRC)
·         Professor James Meadowcroft (Director, Earth System Governance)
·         Dr. Anne-Hélène Prieur-Richard (Montreal Hub, Future Earth)

 

14h30: Opening Speech

Kevin Ka'nahsohon Deer, Faithkeeper, Peacekeeper, and Teacher of the Mohawk Trail Longhouse from Kahnawake (QC)

 

15h05: Keynote address: Reconciliation, Human Rights and Climate

Professor Kathleen Mahoney (U. Calgary), Chief Negotiator for the Assembly of First Nations and primary architect of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission

 

16h20: Keynote address: Environmental Humanities: Politics, Dialogue and Ethics

John Crowley, Leader in environmental humanities and Chief of Research at the UNESCO in Paris

Registration is free but required.


Note: John Crowley will also be speaking at Concordia on the morning of April 13:

Representing the Anthropocene

John Crowley (Chief of Research at the UNESCO, Paris)
9-11 AM in the Hall Building (H 441)

These events are brought to you by the Workgroup on Representations and Rights of/for the Environment, in the Taskforce on Conceptual Foundations of Earth System Governance (ESGRREW) and the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre in conjunction with the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability, the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia UniversityFuture Earth, and the Canadian Law and Society Association, and with the patronage of UNESCO and the Canadian Commission for the UNESCO.



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