Panel Discussion: Is the Climate Emergency a failure of inclusion?

An insight and discussion asking whether the Climate Emergency faced by us all is a failure of inclusion or not.

Category: #2 Climate Accessibility [Education]


“Is the Climate Emergency a failure of inclusion?” is to be IN-PERSON at Wolfson College, Cambridge. We will have a keynote address, followed by a panel discussion with expert chair, posing three questions:

  1. What roles have exploitation, inequality and exclusion played in causing the Climate Emergency?
  2. What solutions of inclusion are there to increase Climate action and progress?
  3. What are the best ways academic institutions such as Wolfson can contribute to these solutions?


This will then be opened up to the audience for further discussion Q&A/audience interaction. Those watching online won’t be able to ask questions in the room.


We have some excellent speakers already confirmed:

  • Keynote speaker: Jasbir Basi (ex-UK Cabinet Office, now Senior Associate for Energy at Global Counsel)
  • Chair: Rita Payne (President Emeritus of the Commonwealth Journalists Association)
  • Panellists: Florence Nabwire (Prince of Wales Fellow in Public Health Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa at the CISL), Karen Alvarenga (Head of Regulatory Affairs and Global Strategy for Givaudan), and two other speakers TBA (one to be a current student/recent graduate).


We have focussed on spotlighting women, people of colour and the Global South. Full info on the eventpage.

About the organisers:

The Wolfson S&C Hub experiments with convening interested individuals and organisations to inform, educate, and explore disruptive solutions to the destruction of the natural world.

With strengths of diversity and subject inclusion, we connect returning professionals, new students from 90+ nations, world-leading researchers and engaged individuals and organisations to nurture a community of action, ambition, and leadership. We train the future decision makers and thought leaders across disciplines and industries to better act for the natural world and global society.

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