Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Michael Dorsey is part of a panel discussion convening today at the United Nations headquarters on climate change.
Last month, Michael Dorsey was one of four recipients of a Social Justice Award during the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. (photo by Joseph Mehling ’69)
The topic of the talk is “Climate Finance: Ethical Considerations for Scale, Sources, and Governance” and will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in New York. The discussion is co-sponsored by the U.N. Non-Governmental Liaison Service and the New York office of the German political foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss ethical considerations for climate finance such as how scale, sources, and governance reconcile with the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.
The discussion is being webcast live on United Nations Webcast channel 4.
Dorsey is director of Dartmouth’s Climate Justice Research Project, a project dedicated to studying the racial and social inequities that occur in addressing climate change. He is also a visiting scholar with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies’ Climate Change Initiative and co-founder and board member of Islands First, a multilateral negotiating-capacity-building organization for small island developing states facing disproportionate threats from unfolding climate change. Dorsey served on President Obama’s energy and environment Presidential campaign team; on the U.S. State Department Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, known as the “Earth Summit”; on the task force for President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development; and, in 2010, was appointed to the EPA’s National Advisory Committee.
Last month, Dorsey was one of four recipients of a Social Justice Award during the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.