Madras Cafe Unlocked 2020 Online Panel Discussion: Paths Towards Climate Justice

  • Wednesday August 12, 2020
  • 12.30 - 14.00
  • Online
This panel discussion is part of the Partnership and Solidarity stage of the fantastic Madras Café Unlocked: An online gathering of food, festivities, music, solidarity and humanity in support of rural communities in India. For more info have a look at our website.

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Climate Justice and Just Transitions are vital responses to our Climate Emergency. Adaptation is vital for many ‘climate frontier’ communities. What is necessary and possible will be discussed by practitioners from different parts of India.

Great attention has been given internationally to mitigation actions, brought together at the COP summits and the 2015 Paris Declaration which mandated national, timetabled programmes of action. In theory!

However, support for adaptation to the actual and likely effects of climate change is worryingly low. The growing, unavoidable truth is that the people who have made the least contributions to climate change are some of the most affected. This injustice is widely predicted to become clearer and harsher year on year.

How we can and must respond will be discussed by practitioners from different parts of India.



  • Kailash Chandra Dash, the Executive Director of Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) in Odisha, India
  • Dilip Banerjee based in Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  • Jothi Ramalingam S.R. Founder and Director of CRUSADE, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Andy Rutherford, Chair, Action Village India Moderator

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About Madras Café Unlocked

As a result of COVID-19, WOMAD festival 2020 has been cancelled which has a huge impact on Madras Café and AVI. This is normally a key fundraising event and opportunity to raise awareness about AVI’s solidarity with rural communities across India. Our re-imagined event, Madras Café Unlocked brings you a summer of online content in support of Action Village India and partners. We launch our five ‘stages’: Madras Café Family, Madras Boombox, Food for Thought, Partnerships & Solidarity and our Exhibition: Food for Justice and Peace on the 24th, 25th & 26th of July and events will run throughout the summer up to 26th September, when we conclude with an International meal in support of Jai Jagat 2020.

Please visit our website for more information.


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