"Climate Change and the Responsibility to Protect"
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Social Issues Conference Workshop
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hahn University Center Room 103
This session examined whether the newly enshrined concept of the "responsibility to protect," originally designed to protect populations from atrocities like genocide and crimes against humanity, may be combined with the concept of "sustainable development" as defined by the Brundtland Commission of 1987, to protect populations against the injurious effects of climate change. The session also reported on the recent 60th Annual Department of Public Information/Nongovernmental Organizations conference at the United Nations, entitled "Climate Change: How it Impacts Us All."
Karla Alvarez, USD ’07, and Program Coordinator, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice.
Lesley K. McAllister, Associate Professor, University of San Diego School of Law and Assistant Adjunct Professor, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UC San Diego
Elena McCollim, Program Officer, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice