Live broadcast of Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s lecture

close up of Watt Cloutier

Now is not the time to cop out of climate change, says the former international chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council.

Watch Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s lecture, “Not the Time to COP Out,” will be broadcast live from Mount Allison University during the second day of the international UN COP-17 climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa.

Sheila Watt-CloutierThe event, hosted by the Institute for Research & Innovation in Sustainability (IRIS), will take place Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6pm in A CSE (Computer Science & Engineering Building), Keele campus.

Left: Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Watt-Cloutier will look at climate change, human rights and the UN COP-17 negotiations. She has worked extensively at the United Nations level to advocate on behalf of Northern and Inuit peoples, who are disproportionately affected by climate change. She was amongst the first to link climate change within a human rights framework and, as a result, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

This public lecture coincides with the UN international climate change negotiations, COP-17, which is the final opportunity for the world to ratify a post-Kyoto Protocol agreement.

This is Wall-Cloutier’s first public lecture in New Brunswick and as a Visiting Scholar at Mount Allison University.

For more information, visit the IRIS website.