Topical Tag: Social Justice

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Events

Lecture Series

Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms in California

Law, Science, and Justice - Keynote Remarks by Bill McKibben

1.25.2018

Union of Concerned Scientists and the UCLA School of Law Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invite you to a stimulating conversation exploring whether and how the fossil fuel industry can be held liable for the harms climate change is inflicting on communities. Opening Reception with Refreshments at 5:15 p.m. PST. Panel Begins at 6:00 p.m....


Special Event

2018 IoES Gala | Sea CO2 Change

Honoring Van Jones, Keely Shaye Brosnan and Pierce Brosnan

3.22.2018

Every year, we honor environmental game-changers. Van Jones was one of the first to recognize that connecting economic vitality with social justice and the environment offers the best path to a sustainable future. Keely Shaye Brosnan uses her talents as a journalist and media producer to uncover and amplify compelling environmental stories, and Pierce Brosnan’s activism...


People

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Jennifer Um

Director's Coordinator

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

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Hannah Pipes

Writer

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Jamie Dix

Graduate student

Deepshikha Upadhyay

Undergraduate student

Projects

In the News

Awards

11.15.2017

Aradhna Tripati wins 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities

The Geological Society of America awarded UCLA’s Aradhna Tripati the 2017 Bromery Award for Minorities, which is given to a minority who has “made significant contributions to research in the geological sciences, or those who have been instrumental in opening the geoscience field to other minorities.” Tripati was nominated by UCLA professor emeritus Raymond V. Ingersoll,...


Blog

11.1.2017

Safe water is a right, not a privilege

by Susana De Anda, 2017 Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award finalist   Safe water is a basic human right, not a privilege. Yet each year, more than one million Californians are exposed to unsafe drinking water from the taps in their homes and schools. The water crisis impacts low-income communities the most, making it harder...


Headline

6.21.2017

Feds give $320,000 grant to group working on cooling LA County, reducing hot spots, heat-related deaths

If a second federal grant is awarded by end of summer, the group will have received the full $2 million to complete a four-year project that studies how heat events, in part caused by global climate change, affects the most vulnerable local communities identified in a previous UCLA study: the San Fernando Valley, Huntington Park and Sunland and others.

Video

Open for business in the Congo rainforest

Recently, crew of college students from UCLA and Cameroon left convenience behind and plunged into the rainforest. Their objective: reopen a field station that had been shuttered for two decades, while taking the pulse of local wildlife. Through their efforts and a project from UCLA’s Congo Basin Institute, the Bouamir research station is again open...