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Climate Justice: An introduction

Climate Justice: An introduction

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In this webinar, environmentalist, poet, painter and CAT Graduate School guest lecturer Judy Ling Wong kicked off the Climate Justice series with an introduction to the movement. 

The recording was made 23 June 2021 at the time of the live webinar.

Climate justice and intersectionality

The effects of the climate crisis are far reaching, but how they affect different communities globally varies greatly. Those who contribute the least to environmental damage unjustly and disproportionately suffer its harms. This injustice is a consequence of issues across social, political and ethical contexts, and it is only by considering these issues that we can address the environmental crisis successfully. 

In this webinar Judy Ling Wong offered an accessible and honest introduction to the field of climate justice. She outlined the often ignored political, ethical and social contexts to the environmental crisis, and, importantly, how they all intersect. 

Judy explored how addressing the impact of the climate crisis looks for different communities, giving examples of interventions at different levels to address inequalities. The webinar will help you form an initial picture of the climate justice movement and what it’s trying to achieve.


Climate Justice an introduction - slides


Meet the Speaker

Judy is a painter, poet and environmentalist, best known as the Honorary President of Black Environment Network (BEN). For 27 years she was the UK Director of BEN, with an international reputation as a pioneer of multicultural participation in the built and natural environment. Judy is a major voice on policy and practice towards social inclusion.

Judy is recognised as a visionary advocate for diversity and equality. She was awarded an OBE for pioneering multicultural environmental participation in 2000, and a CBE for services to heritage in 2007. Recently, she was included in the BBC Power Women List, and the Forbes List of 100 Leading Environmentalists in the UK.

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