When May 19, 2021 at 5:00pm 2 hrs
Where Online Event

Join us for this important conversation that will bring together climate justice advocates, researchers, policy-makers and solution-seekers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of taking equity-informed approaches to climate research, solutions and policy development.

Some of the questions we will explore include:

  • What are the benefits of applying the Justice, Equity, Diversity, Decolonization and Inclusion (JEDDI) lens to climate research, policy and solutions? What are the risks should we fail to do so?
  • What are the barriers to fully embracing climate justice in research and policy, and what must we do to overcome these?
  • How do we ensure that equity is central to our collective problem-solving and decision-making approaches around climate solutions? What do we need to develop an evidence base around equity considerations?
  • In the pandemic era, what are the challenges and opportunities that exist within the climate justice approach and the JEDDI space?
  • What must be done to address the challenge of uneven, unavailable and "not counted" methodologies in data collection necessary to do this work?

Help shape future programming on integrating equity into climate responses by answering these questions and more with our panelists, respondents and other participants. The conversations from this event will inspire the direction of future events and content as part of Towards Equity, SFU Public Square's 2021 Community Summit series.


  • Anjali Appadurai — Climate Justice Lead, Sierra Club BC
  • Andréanne Doyon — Assistant Professor and Director, Resource and Environmental Planning Program, SFU
  • Maya Gislason — Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, SFU
  • Khelsilem — Councillor, Squamish Nation
  • Eugene Kung — Staff Lawyer, West Coast Environmental Law
  • Marc Lee — Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC Office)
  • Tesicca Truong — Ministerial Advisor, BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation


  • Bentley Allan — Associate Director, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS)
  • Jonathan Fowlie — Chief External Relations Officer, Vancity
  • Mumbi Maina — Social Planner, Social Policy and Projects, City of Vancouver


  • Am Johal — Director, SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement, and Co-Director, SFU's Community-Engaged Research Initiative

For more info and to register to this event please click here!