Reading Centre for Climate and Justice


  • Blog: Attribution, Responsibility and Disaster Displacement- Author: Jamie Draper (, Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar in Climate Justice This blog post was originally published on the Walker Institute's community pages. Attribution, Responsibility and Disaster Displacement Extreme weather events are likely to become both more frequent and more severe as climate change advances. Sudden-onset disasters,
  • Blog: Why Procedural Fairness Matters in the IPCC- Professor Chukwumerije Okereke, Associate Director of the Centre for Climate and Justice, has written a blog post on why procedural fairness matters in the IPCC. The original post is available at the Walker Institute website, here. Professor Okereke will be a coordinating lead authors for Working Group III in the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report. Read
  • Reading researchers strongly represented in the next IPCC report- The University of Reading is the most represented institution globally in the first working group of authors chosen to produce the next world-leading climate change report. Chukwumerijes Okereke, Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science and an Associate Director of the Reading Centre for Climate and Justice, will be a coordinating lead author
  • Call for Papers: Climate Change Mitigation and Imperfect Duties- MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory Monday 10 September to Wednesday 12 September 2018, University of Manchester, UK “Climate change mitigation and imperfect duties” Convenors: Adam Pearce and Livia Luzzatto (University of Reading) Workshop Abstract When assessing responsibility for climate change scholars are increasingly convinced by holding collectives responsible
  • Stephen Gardiner to be a Leverhulme Visiting Professor- We are delighted to report that Professor Stephen Gardiner (University of Washington) will be a visiting Professor at the Reading Centre for Climate and Justice in 2019 and 2020. Professor Gardiner will make two six week long visits to the University of Reading, twelve months apart. A grant from the Leverhulme Trust will enable Professor Catriona
  • Gillian Lobo joins the Advisory Board- We are delighted to announce that Gillian Lobo has joined the advisory board of the Reading Centre for Climate and Justice. Gillian is an in-house lawyer at Client Earth, specialising in civil ligitation, and has been involved in strategic climate litigation since she joined Client Earth in 2015. Client Earth works to protect the environment through
  • Consultative Workshop on Capacity Assessment for Green Economy Transition in Kenya- Researchers from University of Reading in the UK held a fruitful and stimulating workshop on ’Capacity Needs Assessment for Green Economy Transition in Africa’ in Nairobi, Kenya on March 12th 2018. The workshop, which was held in the Hilton Hotel, was attended by academics from the University of Nairobi and technical officers from public
  • PhD Studentship in Climate Justice at the University of Reading- There is currently one PhD studentship in Climate Justice open for applications at the University of Reading, in the Leverhulme Doctoral Programme. Climate change is one of the most urgent issues facing humanity. Climate scientists have made significant progress in understanding the causes and likely environmental impacts of climate change, while social scientists and philosophers
  • Launch of the Reading Centre for Climate and Justice- Launch of the Reading Centre for Climate and Justice The Centre launched on 18 January 2018 at the University of Reading   Left to right: Dr Alex Arnall; Professor Chuks Okereke (Associate Director); Professor Phil Newton (Research Dean); Professor Steve Mithen (Deputy Vice-Chancellor); Mrs Mary Robinson;