Climate justice and solidarity: how can we support the movement?

With Steve Trent (Environmental Justice Foundation) Chiara Liguori (Amnesty International), Dottie Grace Guerrero (Global Justice Now), Mala Rao (NHS), Damien Short (Human Rights Consortium) at the advaya event Climate Justice: Rights for People & Planet.

Climate change revolves around a question of global inequality and demonstrates the mass destruction fuelled by our consumerist growth economy. This was an evening of talks, panels, food, drinks, music and spoken-word exploring the human rights implications of the environmental crisis. We explored ecocide, globalisation, the growth-based economy, extreme energy, corporatisation, public health, and much more.


Steve Trent

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Environmental Justice Foundation. He has over 25 years of experience in environmental advocacy and has undertaken field research and undercover investigations, trained environmental advocates and led successful campaigns in over 30 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Chiara Liguori

Chiara Liguori is Policy Adviser on Environment and Human Rights at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. She leads on developing the policy and strategy work on climate change and human rights. She is committed about fighting climate change from a human rights perspective and has been involved in shaping Amnesty’s work on climate change and human rights even before being appointed to her current position. Previously she worked as Caribbean researcher in Amnesty’s Americas Program, as Human Rights Officer at the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti and as Programme Officer at UNDP Comoros.

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Dorothy Grace Guerrero

Dorothy works as organiser, researcher/analyst, educator, and campaigner in social movements and NGOs spans almost 30 years. She works on and writes about climate change and energy issues, impacts of globalised trade and investments on people’s livelihoods in Asia, China‘s new role in the global political economy and other economic justice concerns.

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Mala Rao

Senior Clinical Fellow, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London.

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Damien Short

Professor Damien Short is Co-Director of the Human Rights Consortium (HRC) and a Professor of Human Rights and Environmental Justice at the School of Advanced Study. He has spent his entire professional career working in the field of human rights and environmental justice, both as a scholar and advocate.

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