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Tackling Inequality and Diversifying the Climate Movement

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Venue: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

Date and time: Friday 11th October, 7pm-9pm

“THE TIME to act is now” yet diversifying the climate movement remains one of the greatest challenges we face as we seek to take action on climate change. Those that will feel the worst impacts of climate change are likely to be from the very poorest backgrounds – predominately black, minority and ethnic communities – within the UK and across the rest of the world. Therefore, the importance of building a movement that is inclusive of everyone is integral to achieving environmental justice. Why then, is climate change is still often perceived as a white, middle-class issue?

As the climate movement continues to struggle with diversity – in outreach, engagement and research – there is an increasing need for climate messaging to engage minority ethnic and working class communities in the United Kingdom on climate action.

Greater still, is the need for these voices to be heard within the climate movement.

In this panel discussion, we will:

– Talk about how the impacts of climate change disproportionately affect society’s poorest people
– Seek to understand how inequalities within the current climate movement have manifested
– Provide a forum for attendees to share their ideas and experiences
– Discuss how we can support and empower all individuals and communities to take action on climate change
– Places are limited so register here today!


October 11
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Hope for the Future


Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
Infirmary Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

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