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Topic: Environmental Justice Time: Oct 19, 2020 19:30 London

Meeting ID: 872 9541 0337 Passcode: 520765

Globally, pollution kills three times more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined, accounting for one in four deaths in the poorest countries. How can polluters be so destructive in a world that has exceptional scientific capabilities and governed by laws to defend people’s rights to a healthy environment? Professors Robert Lee and John Colbourne argue that laws have not kept pace with scientific developments useful for establishing causation between exposure to pollution and harm, while science has ignored applications to establish causation between polluters and the victims of pollution. They propose an achievable solution to environmental injustice that is born out of interdisciplinary collaboration and coordination. Both science and law are necessary to achieve environmental justice.
Robert Lee is Professor of Environmental Law, and John Colbourne is Professor of Environmental Genomics at the University of Birmingham.

Your new co-ordinators, John Holroyde and Andy Burnley, have been working with Peter Haine, Derek Moore and I to organise a progressive handover of the running of Leamington’s Cafe Sci. Some of this will take place during Monday’s meeting: I have set up this invite and will “host” at the start, and John and Andy will briefly introduce themselves. I will host the speakers to start with, and then John will take over to run the Q and A part of the meeting. We have asked for the indulgence of our speakers during this process, but it should not take too long; please bear with us all as are still building our familiarity with the tech!