Climate liability is a growing movement in the United States and around the world as communities seek to shift some of the burden to the companies responsible for the rising costs of climate change. New York City is one of fifteen cities and states in the United States that have recently brought lawsuits against ExxonMobil, Chevron, and other major fossil fuel companies demanding that they pay for their fair share of climate damages.
• Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, co-founder, Brooklyn Academy for Science and the Environment, and author of Green Deen: What Islam Teaches About Protecting the Planet
• Marinel Ubaldo, human rights petitioner, student, and climate activist from Tacloban City, Philippines
• Reverend Donna Schaper, senior minister, Judson Memorial Church, and the author of numerous books, the most recent being "I Heart Francis: Letters to the Pope from an Unlikely Admirer." She also attended COP22.
• Raphael Agosto-Miranda, NYC-based EMT who traveled to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Maria recovery, and climate activist
• Tina Cocadiz, HurricaneSandy survivor and Youth Training Coordinator
• Candice Sering, a NYC-based nurse and union representative who traveled to Tacloban to assist with Typhoon Haiyan recovery, and Hurricane Sandy survivor
• Dan Zarrilli, Senior Director of Climate Policy & Programs and Chief Resilience Officer, New York City Office of the Mayor
• Brenda Ekwurzel, Director of Climate Science, Union of Concerned Scientists
• Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
This event is co-sponsored with our partners at 350NYC, 350.org, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Center for Climate Integrity, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law, Center for International Environmental Law, EarthRights International, Union of Concerned Scientists, Human Rights Watch, and Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School.