A webinar exploring emerging frontiers and issues in climate and environmental justice as part of Climate Justice Research Centre’s Spring 2021 virtual learning series.

Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC+8)

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From sea level rise to ocean acidification, to increased frequency and intensity of storms, climate change is projected to generate increasingly significant impacts on coastal systems, particularly in low-income contexts throughout the Asia-Pacific. While coastal livelihoods and places are sometimes depicted as activities that will become unviable, or islands that will simply vanish, the transformations generated by climate change always occur within the contexts of specific places and social settings.

In this session, a panel of researchers, including WorldFish and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies’s post-doctoral fellow Jacqueline Lau,  will explore the intersections of climate change with issues that shape coastal livelihoods in maritime regions of Southeast Asia, Kiribati and Papua New Guinea. They will discuss the phenomenon of ‘coastal squeeze’, community migration, gender relations and their implications on donors and policymakers.  


Invited speakers:

Federico Davila Cisneros, Institute of Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney

Michael Fabinyi, Associate Professor, Fisheries Social Science Group and Climate Justice Research Centre, University of Technology, Sydney

Jacqueline Lau, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies & WorldFish



Kate Barclay, Fisheries Social Science Group, University of Technology, Sydney


To learn more about Jacqueline Lau’s perspective on morals and climate decision-making, read the Q&A blog.

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We look forward to your active participation.

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