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Is the Climate Emergency a failure of inclusion?

This event challenges us all to think critically about the role of exploitation, inequality and exclusion in causing the Climate Emergency.

  • 14th October 2022
  • 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm

How have these factors shaped the climate landscape? What can academic institutions such as Wolfson College, Cambridge, do about it? Here we discuss.


A roundtable discussion from an expert panel asking whether the Climate Emergency faced by us all is a failure of inclusion, with a particular focus on the Global South, People of Colour and women. We pose 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 event includes leaders, researchers, entrepreneurs, journalists and other professionals from the international Wolfson network, platforming women, people of colour and the Global South in particular. Our aim is to provide thought leadership on how accessibility of climate knowledge, action and community could all be improved.


Keynote speaker: Jasbir Basi 

Chair: Rita Payne

Roundtable panel: Florence NabwireKaren Alvarenga and others.


This event is co-organised by the Wolfson College Interdisciplinary Research Hubs on Sustainability & Conservation and Global Health.

This event is part of the Cambridge Zero Climate Change Festival 14-16 October 2022: Climate Accessibility.


  • Accessibility Guide
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • On site parking

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

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