Climate change and community-based resiliency

26 nov 2019 12:00 26 nov 2019 13:30 ENG

Dr Rajan Datta (Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at University of Regina, Canada)

In this presentation, Dr Datta will share how debilitating climate change pollution struck several Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across Canada and Bangladesh that were costly in terms of human life and infrastructure.

Throughout the last eight years of her participation in various cross-cultural activities, she learned that community-based climate change resiliency through cross-cultural activities adheres to particular forms of agency: interspecies communication, community building, and learning about decolonization and reconciliation.

This study provides valuable insights for educators whose goals include incorporating climate change and community-based resiliency as well as creating a sense of belonging among cross-cultural communities, ultimately leading to community sustainability.

Dr Ranjan Datta is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at University of Regina, Canada. Dr. Datta has been nominated for the Canada Research Chair Position from 2020. His current research interests include advocating for Indigenous environmental sustainability, climate change, Indigenous energy management, decolonization, Indigenous reconciliation, community-based research, and cross-cultural community sustainability. He has a total of 29 peer-reviewed publications on Indigenous land-water and sustainabilities issues, and his recent book, Indigenous Perspectives on Land-Water Management and Sustainability, published with Routledge. His current edited book Reconciliation in Practice: A Cross-cultural Perspectives published with Fernwood Publishing.

This lecture is a collaboration between CET and Centre on Law & Social Transformation.

Refreshments will be served.

All welcome!