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A conversation with Nedal Katbeh-Bader, advisor for Climate Change of Palestine’s Environment Quality Authority and Abeer Butmeh, environmental engineer and coordinator of PENGON – friends of the Earth Palestine
November 20, 2021 at 7pm Palestine time/ noon EDT
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time, leading to changes in temperature, sea level, increases in extreme weather events, food scarcity, and many more detrimental impacts. The way climate change impacts different places is highly variable and it is not only due to physical changes on Earth, but rather is largely shaped by sociopolitical factors and how they interplay with or exacerbate biophysical changes. Climate justice is a term used to describe the ethics of climate change. Right now Palestine is experiencing many detrimental environmental impacts due to a combination of climate change and the occupation. This presents a climate injustice as it exacerbates pre-existing injustices and inequalities. This panel discussion puts into conversation one of the lead climate negotiators for Palestine within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Nedal Katbeh-Bader, and environmental engineer and NGO coordinator Abeer Butmeh. They will share insights from their work assessing and responding to climate change in Palestine and ways the broader global community can oppose climate injustice and work toward climate justice in Palestine.