13 May 2024 13:30 - 16:30 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

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Summary

The science is clear: climate change and biodiversity loss are happening. Although there are clear mitigation actions that can be taken, global strategies and policies are lagging far behind what is needed to keep a rise in the Earth’s temperatures below 1.5 or even 2.0 degrees and conserve the diversity and abundance of life on this planet. Does this mean that science and scientists may, or even should, engage in climate and biodiversity activism? And, if so, what would this mean for conceptions of science as value-free and objective? In our half-day event, open to academics, students and members of the public, we will explore these and other questions. This will be done through a panel discussion and three parallel workshops on the role of art in climate and biodiversity activism, emotions and personal histories of activism, and potential strategies for making space for climate and biodiversity activism in the academy. There will also be the opportunity to express your thoughts, opinions and emotions about the topic at our Speakers Corner.

The event will include three workshops:

  • The role of art in climate and biodiversity activism
  • Emotions and personal histories of activism
  • Potential strategies for making space for climate and biodiversity activism in the academy

If you have specific accessibility needs for this event please get in touch. We will do our best to accommodate any requests.

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