The Right to be Cold- Fighting for Inuit Rights
The Swedish Institute of International Affairs and the Right Livelihood Award Foundation in cooperation with Church of Sweden arranged a seminar with Sheila Watt-Cloutier, one of the 2015 Right Livelihood Award Laureates.
At a time when the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris has already started, we have the pleasure to invite you to listen to a strong voice from the Arctic region - Sheila Watt-Cloutier. Through her advocacy, she has shifted the discourse around climate change by establishing how unchecked greenhouse gas emissions violate the collective human rights of the Inuit.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is given the Right Livelihood Award for her "... lifelong work to protect the Inuit of the Arctic and defend their right to maintain their livelihoods and culture, which are acutely threatened by climate change”.
In conversation with:
Victoria Veres, associated adviser and former editor-in-chief at the
Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
With remarks from Dag Hedin, Church of Sweden, project leader,
ArcticFuture Conference. More about the work of the Church of Sweden here