MAKE SPACE: Panel discussion, 'The Social Injustice of Climate Change'

17 Triton Street, London

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Thu 28th Mar 2019

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Where:17 Triton Street, London NW1
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Times:18:30 - 21:30
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About the event

This panel discussion is a part of a three week program of Euston Town's MAKE SPACE - a project creatively making use of available space in the area to uplift the trading environment, invite a new audience to explore Euston and bring a cultural event to people living and working here. This program Hope for Tomorrow uses exhibitions, panel discussions and workshops to explore contemporary issues, delving in to the exciting projects taking place and discussing new ideas to help society adapt to and address these challenges.

Climate change poses one of the biggest risks to our world, threatening our cultures, homes and nations. In a time where extremes of weather are more and more common place, the fight to protect our planet against human-created temperature rises continues with increased urgency.

In 2017, Andrew Norton, Director for the International Institute for Environment and Development told an audience that climate change is “the biggest social injustice of our generation”. But as Norton highlighted, to look at this through a first-world and third-world lens oversimplifies the issue. Our panel will look at how the injustice can manifest itself within any country, and how those who are socially, economically, politically or culturally marginalised are least likely to benefit from government programmes that protect a society from the effects of climate change.

The panellists will discuss which sectors of society – both home and abroad – are most likely to be marginalised in climate change discussions, and how governments and international institutions can begin to address this inequality.


Andrew Grieve, Senior Air Quality Analyst, Kings College London

Tara Quinn, Environmental Social Scientist at Exeter University

Professor Yacob Mulugetta, Professor of Energy and Development Policy, University College London

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