Date(s) - 04/22/21
The world’s oceans link continents, cultures, and people across the planet. They provide access to fish, transportation, and trade, while also serving as home for wildlife, biodiversity, and cultural heritage. And yet, coasts across the world are changing as global climate change causes sea levels rise, impacting shorelines and the nearly 3 billion people who live near them. This seminar will provide perspectives on how sea level rise is impacting coasts across the planet, how people are responding to these rising waters, and the structural, natural, ethical and legal systems needed to prepare for a changing coastal future.
Likely participants include
Dr. Munsur Rahman, Professor of Water and Flood Management at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
Dr. Samira Idllalene, Professor of Environmental Law, Cadi Ayyad University, Safi, Morocco, and Fulbright Scholar to the United States, University of Oregon.
Alexandra Harrington, LL.M., Research Director and Lead Counsel for Peace, Justice and Accountability with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law at Albany Law School, and Fulbright Scholar to Canada, Research Chair In Global Governance.
This panel will be moderated by Dr. Alex Kolker, Associate Professor of Coastal Geology at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and Fulbright Scholar to Morocco, University Mohammed V, and Cadi Ayyad University.