Protecting Indigenous and Impacted Communities in a Global Energy Transition

October 14, 2021 5pm ET

Moderated by Professor Michael Burger, Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.


  • Jenik Radon, International Lawyer and Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs
  • Elsa Stamatopoulou, Director, Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights
  • Alyssa Battistoni, Political Theorist and Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard

The 2021 Net Zero 2050 Roadmap by the IEA makes clear that existing and planned oil and gas drilling must be urgently phased out to slow global warming and its devastating effects. However, this phase-out, while dire, is likely to have additional impacts on indigenous communities globally, whose livelihoods have been intertwined and affected by oil and gas extraction -- both economically and by extraction's ongoing environmental impacts. As the world phases out oil and gas projects, it is important to ethically and socially center the impact that this will have on indigenous communities internationally. We will consider questions about what policies, legal structures, and enforcement strategies might be in place to protect indigenous communities during this sustainable transition, both environmentally and economically.

The first 30 people to register and attend will recieve $15 GrubHub Giftcards!

Thursday, October 14 from 5-6pm