North-South Climate Justice: Bringing Two Poles Closer Together

9:00 am - 10:30 am
North-South Climate Justice: Bringing Two Poles Closer Together

Tuesday, 29 August
90 minutes
First come first serve
At several UN Climate Change Conferences (COP) the Global North and Global South relied on two opposite arguments regarding financial climate justice measures. While there is acceptance of historic responsibility, there is no agreement on necessary and urgent actions. Prior to the COP28 in November 2023, questions arise again. How do these two opposite poles define global climate justice and what can be done for them to come together.

Session objective: Building understanding – Build your understanding by learning about personal insights and experiences as well as developments in science, society, politics or world affairs.

//INFO: Because of bad weather the session will take place in the ground floor (EG3) of the elementary school ("Volksschule") of Alpbach.

Matthew Wilson

Ambassador of Barbados to United Nations and WTO Permanent Mission Of Barbados, Geneva

Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces

Executive Director/former President of the United Nations General Assembly GWL Voices for Change and Inclusion

Irene Giner-Reichl

Board Member & Former Austrian Diplomat European Forum Alpbach & Republic of Austria

Janet Maro

Co-Founder and CEO Programme Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania (SAT)

Karl W. Steininger

Professor of Climate Economics and Sustainable Transition Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz