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Equality: How Can I be a Good Citizen of the World?

13 February 2021 Book tickets

Free to view online, booking essential, 14:30pm
Recommended for age 14+ 

Planet Earth has tremendous resources and potential, but they are not shared equally.  Human history, culture and luck have created an extremely uneven playing field, and an unsustainable situation. 

Climate impacts fall disproportionately on the poorest and are disproportionately caused by the richest. There isn’t even equality in the fight to create a better world. As highlighted by Craig Bennett, former CEO of Friends of the Earth, Western environmental movements can be seen as a “white middle-class ghetto”, but there is a real need to ensure that more diverse groups recognise how environmental issues affect their lives. 

In this event, we will tackle this topic head-on.  Whose voices are not being heard, and why?  Whose climate-related problems are not being heard, and why?  How do we make sure that all communities have access to the new jobs associated with a green revolution?   Who do we need to listen to and what do we need to do to make everybody equally welcome on the path to a more sustainable planet?

This is the second part of our series of talks curated by Physicist Helen Czerski, looking at food, transport and equality in the context of climate change.
Part of Manchester Science Festival.

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