Topical Tag: Social Justice
Panel discusses legal options to hold fossil fuel companies accountable
But times are changing, and cities across California have begun to push back with lawsuits. These recent legal actions were the focus of a January 23 panel discussion hosted by the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, part of UCLA School of Law. The panel included Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy...
New center raises everyone’s voices for environmental science
Fueled by her experiences, Aradhna Tripati has helped create the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science, which will provide opportunities for underrepresented minorities.
Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Liable for Climate Change Harms in California
Law, Science, and Justice - Keynote Remarks by Bill McKibben
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....
2018 IoES Gala | Sea CO2 Change
Honoring Van Jones, Keely Shaye Brosnan and Pierce Brosnan
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...
Published Work | 2018 | The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability
Dr. Felicia Federico gives AEC project presentation to LA County Supervisor, Hilda Solis’, district.
Presentation | 2017
In the News
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,...
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...
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.
Student practicum team drills into urban oil fields
A student-led survey has uncovered stark disparities in public health outcomes for L.A. neighborhoods with oil and gas drilling.
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...