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Creative Climate Chats: Charise Johnson
August 5, 2020, 16:30 - 17:30
Tune in on Zoom on the first WEDNESDAY of every month at 16:30 – 17:15 BST. #creativeclimatechat
EPISODE 06 – Charise Johnson
We speak to Charise about her work connecting environmental policy-making, climate science and social justice across the UK and USA.
Charise will be in conversation with Farah Ahmed, Julie’s Bicycle on Wednesday 5th August, 16:30 – 17:15 BST
Charise Johnson biography:
Charise Johnson (she/her) is a science policy researcher, environmental justice advocate, and relative newcomer to the UK. As a policy adviser at the British Academy, her work focuses broadly on the interlinking roles of science, social science, and humanities in upholding democracy and solving pressing environmental issues. Her past professional experiences are diverse, ranging from work on endangered species, chemical safety and air pollution, ocean conservation, and gender and racial equity in STEM. Prior to her role as a policy adviser at the British Academy, Charise worked as a research analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Center for Science and Democracy in Washington DC and served on the leadership board of the volunteer-led advocacy group 500 Women Scientists. She holds a BA in Psychology, an MS in Environmental Science, and is interested broadly in science and society.
To build on the legacy of our podcast The Colour Green – featuring artists and activists of colour speaking about their work and connections between climate justice, race, power, and inequality – some of these #CreativeClimateChat conversations will become short podcasts, supported by Arts Council England.
Episode 1 – Lucy Davies, Royal Court Theatre
Episode 2 – Chaitanya Kumar, New Economics Foundation
Episode 3 – Paul Dickinson, Carbon Disclosure Project
Episode 4 – Raj Pal, Colonial Countryside
Episode 5 – Zamzam Ibrahim, Students Organising for Sustainability