Is Climate Change racist?

december, 2021

01dec10:00 am10:30 amVirtual EventIs Climate Change racist?10:00 am - 10:30 am Event Type :Question and Answer


(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 10:30 am

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The climate crisis has been mainly caused by wealthy industrialised nations in the global north, but it is the global south that suffers the worst effects. That means there is a racial inequality to climate change: people of colour are left to pick up the pieces from disasters caused by majority white countries. In this talk, writer and activist Jeremy Williams looks at how the two hot topics of race and climate change intersect, and how it affects global responses to the crisis.

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Jeremy Williams

Show bio +Jeremy is a writer and campaigner for environmental and social justice. He writes at The Earthbound Report (twice recognised as Britain’s leading green blog) and is the author of Climate Change is Racist and co-author of The Economics of Arrival. Jeremy has worked on projects with Oxfam, WWF and RSPB and is a co-founder of the Post-Growth Institute. He grew up in Madagascar and Kenya, and now lives in Luton.

Greta Arena

Show bio +Greta comes from Italy, she is 23 years old. She is currently studying International Business Management at Anglia Ruskin University London and working as a nanny. She studied international marketing at high school, and Chinese for 3 years. She is a lover of music, fashion and food (yes! it sounds really Italian). Also, she enjoy playing sports, especially boxing and fencing are her favourites. Additionally, Greta is taking part in the Festival for Change 2021.