Under the umbrella theme “Climate justice and the water crisis: consequences of inequality in a scenario of scarcity,” the latest edition of the series Sustainable Future Dialogues looked at the water crisis faced by Brazil from a social and climate perspective. Under discussion was the increase in the price and the insecurity in the supply of electricity based on aspects of income, race, territories and gender; the perspectives of food security in the face of the crisis; and the two fronts of action by Germany on climate injustice (financial and logistical support for global initiatives in favor of sustainable development and the transition program towards more renewable energy sources).
The virtual international panel included Theresa Williamson, editor of Rio on Watch (a social institution dedicated to documenting the vision of favela residents about public policies), Luana de Brito, representative from the Network of Black Women for Sovereignty and Food and Nutritional Security (RedeSSAN) and Sebastian Helgenberger, research leader at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies – IASS Potsdam.
The 18th edition of the Sustainable Future Dialogues, held by iCS and the German Embassy, was opened by Ana Toni, executive director of iCS, and Heiko Thoms, the German ambassador in Brazil, and mediation was by Amanda Ohara, consultant from the Energy portfolio of iCS.
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