Our Projects

In the Field: The Cambodia Project
Climate Justice Seminar
The Simulation Summit
The Conference




Kivalina is a coastal Iñupiaq village of 400 people in Northwest Alaska. For generations Kivalina has been planning to relocate to meet basic needs for clean water, sanitation, and adequate space for housing; to reinhabit traditional lands and relocate planning power in the village; and to address the impacts of global climate change that increasingly threaten the village’s barrier island location.

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In the Field: The Cambodia Project


With generous support from The Tamaki Foundation, Three Degrees Warmer traveled to Cambodia in 2011 with Emmy-award winning producer Michael Harris and photojournalist Kevin Ely on an investigative mission. Together we explored the Southern Cardamom Forest, a vast Cambodian jungle rich with biodiversity. The forest’s wild elephants, tigers, primates, and many other endangered species are threatened by immediate and long-term environmental hazards such as mining and climate change.

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Climate Justice Seminar


Three Degrees Warmer has developed curriculum for a multidisciplinary graduate-level seminar in climate justice. The Climate Justice Seminar is a working module of climate justice education that leverages the university as a resource for communities adapting to climate change. The Climate Justice Seminar follows Three Degrees Warmer’s five-part framework for climate justice, and aims to be replicable at other universities worldwide.



Simulation Summits


Simulation Summits™ help local citizens and leaders recognize and overcome legal and policy obstacles that prevent them from implementing effective climate adaptation strategies that protect their human rights—including access to food and water, security, health, justice, and equity. Bringing local people together with scientists, legal experts, artists, and public health practitioners, Simulation Summits empower communities to analyze climate threats specific to them, and identify customized legal and policy barriers and responses to these barriers. Strategies may include litigation, developing new fiscal mechanisms for supporting adaptation, collaborative planning efforts, amicus briefs that support domestic institutions to consider human rights impacts of climate claims, and increasing access to legal, financial, and technical resources.



Three Degrees Conference


An interdisciplinary and international panel of lawyers, scholars, global health experts, atmospheric scientists, the UN and the World Bank, humanitarian aid workers, and participants from affected regions convened at the Three Degrees Conference in an effort to develop legal protections for people impacted by climate change.


“Climate change may be the single factor that makes the future very different, impeding the continuing progress in human development that history would lead us to expect. While international agreements have been difficult to achieve and policy responses have been generally slow, the broad consensus is clear: climate change is happening, and it can derail human development.”

– United Nations Development Programme, Human Development Report, The Real Wealth of Nations (2010).