Randall S. Abate, professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology, embarked on a U.K. book talk and panel presentation tour for his latest work, “Climate Change and the Voiceless.” The tour began Jan. 8, kicking off at the London School of Economics, and ran through Jan. 16 at the University of Kent. Abate traveled to a total of four universities in the U.K. and to the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.
At the London School of Economics, Abate met with Lord Carnwath of the British Supreme Court. “It was so inspiring and engaging to speak with Lord Carnwath about climate justice litigation around the world and the role that courts can play in addressing systemic injustices in society such as governmental failures to regulate climate change adequately in the climate crisis era in which we live,” Abate wrote on his climate change law and justice blog.
Presentations at the European Commission, University College London, University of Aberdeen and the University of Kent followed.
On Nov. 19, 2019 Abate also delivered a “Climate Change and the Voiceless” book talk at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, the top-ranked law school in Canada.
For more information, reflections, and photos from the tour, visit Abate’s climate change law and justice blog.