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Event | Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM ET | Virtual & In-Person (Washington, DC)

Climate Change Resilience in Island Nations: A Rights-Based Approach

8:30 - 9:00 AM
Light breakfast and registration

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Panel 1: Journalists as Environmental Defenders: Case studies from 3 Countries

10:15 - 11:15 AM
Panel 2: What Does Climate Justice Mean for Small Island Developing States?

  • Moderator: Adi Alanieta Velulu, Program Advisor of Right to Resilience, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (Fiji)

  • Jade Marquez, Program Director of Right to Resilience, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (Philippines)

  • Dr. Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, News Lab Adjunct Professor, University of Washington (Samoa)

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Roundtable: Climate Change and Gender-Based Violence in the Pacific Islands

  • Adi Alanieta Velulu, Program Advisor of Right to Resilience, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (Fiji) 
  • Christine J. Cuomo, Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Georgia

12:15 - 1:00 PM
Light Luncheon