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Sunita NARAIN, one of India’s most influential environmental activists, will be at the Casino Syndical de Bonnevoie on November 22 to talk about climate crisis and climate justice, at the invitation of Action Solidarité Tiers Monde – ASTM. As part of its 50th anniversary, the Luxembourgish development NGO is organising the conference “Climate Justice in a Climate Risked World: The Imperative for Effective Action”, a moment of reflection with Sunita NARAIN and the public on a very topical subject, especially in view of COP25 which will take place in early December in Madrid, Spain.
Pioneer of global civil society movements for climate justice, director of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)in New Delhi, India, and editor-in-chief of Down To Earthmagazine, Sunita NARAIN has written numerous books. In 2016, she appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the documentary Before the Floodand was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
In her writings, NARAIN explains that the environment must be considered as the basis of people’s livelihoods, especially those of the poor in India and around the world. She underlines that industrialized countries have a particular responsibility towards nature and the environment, and that every human being has an entitlement to the global atmospheric commons.
“Sunita NARAIN has long analyzed and combined climate issues with local and global democracy. As part of her work at the Centre for Science and Environment in New Delhi, India, she has been monitoring the effects of climate change on vulnerable populations in the South since 1982. She denounces a reality experienced by our partner organizations in Africa, Latin America and Asia, because they are already suffering the full impact of global warming such as hurricanes, floods and droughts,” explains Dietmar Mirkes, climate expert at ASTM. “Her visit to Luxembourg will enrich the debate on the challenges of the climate crisis for Luxembourg and its impact on countries in the South,” adds Mirkes.2019_11Flyer Sunita Narain_F(1)