This panel will offer an opportunity to explore and address the many forms of inequality and exclusion that shape the experience of Climate Change in different contexts of vulnerability, starting from the Himalayas down to East Anglia and where can we go next.
Climate Change never manifests in isolation, it intersects with many drivers of environmental and social hazards. Questions of attribution and accountability are always complex and often contested. Access to the knowledge and resources to tackle these many challenges has proved equally complex. This panel will offer an opportunity to explore and address the many forms of inequality and exclusion that shape the experience of Climate Change in different contexts of vulnerability, starting from the Himalayas down to East Anglia and where can we go next.
Dr Hildegard Diemberger, Dr Barbara Bodenhorn, Dr Jonathan Woolley, Karen Igho and Emily Rowe.
Dr Hildegard Diemberger: Hilde the Research Director of the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU), Department of Social Anthropology. She is also an undergraduate tutor, College Lecturer and Director of Studies for Human, Social and Political Sciences and a Fellow at Pembroke College.
Dr Barbara Bodenhorn: Barbara is a Newton Trust Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. She is also Director of Studies in Archaeology and Anthropology and Director of Studies in Politics, Psychology and Sociology at Pembroke College.
Dr Jonathan Woolley: Jonathan is the Principal Behavioural Analyst, Future Farming and Countryside Programme, Defra. Jonathan is a behavioural insight specialist advising UK policymakers on the design and delivery of environmental funding schemes that help land managers reduce pollution, create habitats, and sequester carbon. He completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge’s Department of Social Anthropology in 2018, and specialises in the study of how cultural attitudes shape patterns of land use.
Karen Igho: Karen is the Health and Wellbeing lead at the Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT). Karen has worked in the communities team at PECT for eight years. During that time, she has helped set up, deliver and manage many projects including Greeniversity, Love Local and Planet B.
Emily Rowe: Emily speaks in her individual capacity as an experienced solicitor working in the human rights field, with a history of representing asylum seekers and currently Senior Legal Officer at the NGO Freedom from Torture where she supports clinicians producing expert evidence for use in protection claims. Concerned about the climate emergency, she has benefitted from insights from the Oxford School of Climate Change (S.O.C.C.) and study this September with the United Nations Human Rights Council Training Programme. Emily has recently been a Panellist at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies W.G. Hart Workshop, starting to explore how asylum lawyers can rise to the challenge of assisting ‘climate refugees’.
How to register
This closing panel will be IN PERSON in the Old Library at Pembroke College with limited capacity. Please register to attend IN PERSON.
For online access, we will be adding an online registration option soon.