UNESCO Jakarta organized seventh interview session of the “Sustainability Insight in 30 minutes” on 23 July 2020 from 12:00 to 12:30 (GMT+7). In this series, we invite one implementing partner at a time and learn from their knowledge, experience, and view of the post-pandemic new normal.
At the 7th session of the Sustainability Insight series, Prof. Shahbaz Khan, Director of UNESCO Jakarta, invited Dr. Ram Boojh to share his view on the definition of Climate Justice and who are the unreachable, with including examples from the past projects at Biosphere Reserves in Maldives, UNESCO Biotechnology School supported by JFIT, and activities at his NGO.
According to Dr. Boojh, the Climate Justice provides the basis for an ethical, social, and cultural dimensions for the Climate Crisis rather than seeing the issue as purely environmental or physical nature. Both the current COVID 19 pandemic and the Climate Change are the emergencies, yet we need to pay attention to such dimensions to address those issues with leaving no one behind.
Dr Boojh is an environment and sustainability professional with rich and varied experience of over 40 years working with the government, university system, civil society and the United Nations including UNESCO. In his view, further effort is needed to promote partnership among UN agencies, government, university, NGOs and civil society organization to provide impetus to promote nature positive education, practices, and opportunities for capacity building.