Equality: How can I be a good citizen of the world? – part of Manchester Science Festival 2021

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What do we need to do to make everybody equally welcome on the path to a more sustainable planet? This online talk about equality in the context of climate change is the second in the series curated for Manchester Science Festival by physicist and broadcaster Helen Czerski, one of the three 2020 Royal Institution Christmas Lecturers.

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.

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 – and what they can do about it.

In this free online event, this topic will be tackled head-on. Who do we need to listen to – 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?

In the first “How Can I be a Good Citizen of the World?” talk, join Helen Czerski as she puts the future of transport and travel under the microscope. In the third, she’ll be chewing over the ethical and climate costs of the food we buy.

Part of Manchester Science Festival 2021.

13 February 2021 Entrance is free Visit now

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