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Union of Concerned Scientists
2 West 64th Street, New York, NY 10023
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7:00 PM
9:00 PM

Climate Liability

Voices from the Frontlines of Climate Change: Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable for Climate Harms

The Union of Concerned Scientists invites you to a panel discussion and storytelling event to share stories from the frontlines of communities impacted by climate change and to explore how legal action can help advance climate justice around the world.

Climate liability is a growing movement in the United States and around the world as communities seek to shift some of the burdens to the companies responsible for the rising costs of climate change. New York City is one of fifteen cities and states in the United States that have recently brought lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Chevron, and other major fossil fuel companies demanding that they pay for their fair share of climate damages.

Speakers include:

  • Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, co-founder, Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment, and author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet
  • Marinel Ubaldo, student and climate activist from Tacloban City, Philippines
  • Reverend Donna Schaper, senior minister, Judson Memorial Church
  • Dan Zarrilli, senior director of climate policy & programs and chief resilience officer, New York City Office of the Mayor
  • Brenda Ekwurzel, director of climate science, Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Phil Bloomer, executive director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
  • Raphael Agosto Miranda, EMT with experience in Puerto Rico in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

This event is sponsored by: 350NYC,, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Center for Climate Integrity, CIEL, EarthRights International, Greenpeace, Human Rights Watch, Leitner Center for International Law and Justice and NYU's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice.