CANIE Live Event Series: Climate Justice & International Education

Join the Climate Action Network for International Educators (CANIE) and The GREEN Program (TGP) for a series of free virtual live events focused on gaining understanding, initiating collaboration, and amplifying action grounded in the intersections of climate change and racial justice in international education.

*Though these events were built as a series to maximise impact for participants, each session is also open as a stand-alone event.

Date and Time
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from 9:00 - 10:00 AM PST/ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (17:00 - 18:00 UTC) &
Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 9:00 - 10:00 AM PST/ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (17:00 - 18:00 UTC)


Part 1 - Understanding Climate Justice & International Education
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM PST/ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (17:00 - 18:00 UTC)

Climate justice represents the intersections of social, racial, economic and environmental struggles. Join us as we invite a panel of international education colleagues to help us unravel and discuss some of the key concepts, language, and issues of climate justice. We'll consider how we can amplify the urgency of initiating collective climate actions by addressing issues of equity, human rights, and historical responsibility for change within the field of international education.
​(60 minutes - panel discussion, short Q & A)


  • ​Andrew Gordon, CEO & Founder of Diversity Abroad, California, USA
  • Melissa Lee, CEO & Founder of The GREEN Program, Philadelphia, USA
  • Robin Shields, Professor, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom


  • Inemesit Williams, CANIE Member & International Education Specialist


  • Climate Justice 101 glossary
  • Climate Action Toolkit access
  • Recording of the event
  • Opportunity to share climate action challenges

Part 2: Collaborative Solutions for Climate Justice Challenges in International Education
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 from 9:00 - 10:00 AM PST/ 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST (17:00 - 18:00 UTC)
Collaborate with participants to address, brainstorm, and hack potential solutions to climate justice scenarios posed by international educator colleagues. Consider how both local & global perspectives, partnerships, and actions can shape global climate justice engagement. Address how to frame solutions to engage injustice issues.
(60 minutes - Interactive discussion and challenge hack)


  • Climate Action Toolkit access
  • Hands-on engagement with real-life scenarios
  • Colleague brainstorming, collaboration and networking