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MAIA

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An artist-led social justice organisation using culture and Black thought as catalysts to develop regenerative, community-centred cultural spaces.

Season for Ex-Change: Justice

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Thimali Kodikara hosts a panel discussion for Season for Ex-Change on what justice means within, and beyond, and a climate context.

PTown Bay MMXXX

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An interactive game from artist Hwa Young Jung, co-produced with young people at risk of entering and experiencing the criminal justice system. A Season for Change commission.

Future scenarios

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A multi-platform project by Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping documenting climate change vulnerability, and imagining solutions and future scenarios.

Displacement journeys

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A collaborative art project supporting the Platform on Disaster Displacement, cultivating artistic responses to climate and disaster displacement.

Loss and Damage Collaboration

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An interdisciplinary group of practitioners, researchers, activists, and decision makers working to ensure that vulnerable countries have the support they need to address climate change related loss and damage.

Decommissioned - Deli Theatre

Decommissioned is a new play about what it means to live in the shadow of impending disaster – and how it feels when the only place that you call home is under threat. It’s a play about childhood, community and resilience. It’s a love story, and a story of finding hope in a world in slow collapse.

Karachi Urban Lab

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An interdisciplinary research and advocacy platform exploring land displacement, climate change and public infrastructure in Pakistan.

Who gives a f* about polar bears?

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A film series from Creative Climate Leadership alum Gavin Porter exploring class and the climate crisis in Wales.

Creative Climate Justice Films

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JB's film series featuring 14 global voices from nine countries working across arts and culture and climate justice.

Centric Lab

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A research lab that uses neuroscience and geospatial data to understand how environmental injustice impacts our health.

This is it

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A music video produced by six Glasgow-based emcees, filmed on the site of COP26, a response to the fast growing #letitgrow project started by the team at Oi Musica.

The Callan Energy Store

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A playful, interactive space looking at the possibilities of community owned energy production.

Neighbourhood Doughnut

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An experimental project from Civic Square and DEAL, using 'Doughnut economics' principles to support an equitable transition to more regenerative neighbourhoods.

Climate Heritage Network

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The Climate Heritage Network is a global network whose members, including JB, are committed to mobilising arts, culture and heritage to address climate change and support communities in achieving the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

Barranquilla +20

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A Colombian youth-led NGO focused on climate policy through advocacy, music and culture, mobilisations, and education. They feature in the JB Creative Climate Film series.

Wang Chau Village: (Non) Indigenous wisdom amidst eviction

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An online paper and zine from artist Michael Leung detailing land injustice and dispossession in the Hong Kong village of Wang Chau.

The Colour Green in conversation: Farhana Yamin & Gaika

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The Colour Green in Conversation, featuring Baroness Lola Young; international climate lawyer, Farhana Yamin; and artist and musician Gaika

Fog Everywhere

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A Camden People’s Theatre production exploring air pollution in London, made by and with local young people

Climate Justice in Creative Practice

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Rewatch our introductory webinar exploring issues of climate justice

On Loss and Damage

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Watch the Julie's Bicycle webinar exploring the concepts of Loss and Damage

Creative Climate Justice Guide

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JB's introductory guide exploring key climate justice ideas, concepts and issues.

The Colour Green Podcast

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A six-part series hosted by Baroness Lola Young, in conversation with artists and activists of colour, exploring the connections between nature, racial justice and climate change.

I Lead Climate

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A green democracy grassroots climate campaign, founded by Nigerian eco-feminist Oladuso Adenike focusing on the recharging of Lake Chad, youth climate education, and a green recovery post Covid-19.

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and Teachings of Plants

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Indigenous author Robin Wall Kimmerer explores botany through Native American traditions and it's relationship to Western science.

Black2Nature

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Black2Nature, created by teen birder Mya-Rose Craig seeks to close the access gap for people of colour in the UK with the countryside, providing support and educational resources about nature.

Timespan

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Timespan, a gallery in Helmsdale, Scotland uses digital technology to track the history of the village and landscape surrounding the gallery, connecting those histories to Scotland's role in the transatlantic slave trade and environmental destruction in the Highlands.

Ketemu Projects

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Ketemu Projects is an artist collective based in Indonesia and Singapore, led by Creative Climate Leadership alumn Budi Agung Kuswara. Their 'Kekasih Hati Sang Bumi' project connected young people with traditional local knowledges and expressions of gratitude with nature.

Oilwatch

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Oilwatch is a network focused on solidarity across the Global South, seeking to stop the expansion of destructive fossil fuel extraction activities.

Weaving land, life and justice within, through and beyond colonisation

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A webinar from the Global Environments Network, including a resource list shared by the speakers

The World at 1C

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News and resources from the young communications initiative of the Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice.

The Green Belt Movement

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Founded by Professor Wangari Maathai, The Green Belt Movement empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods in Kenya.

Pacific Climate Warriors

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A youth-led direct action group taking on Australia's fossil fuel industry

Hip Hop Caucus

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Hip Hop Caucus tackles environmental injustice by empowering Black communities in the USA to engage in the democratic process

Cecilia Vicuña

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A Chilean poet, artist, filmmaker and activist whose work explores climate change, decolonisation, and the relationship between humans and the environment

Small Island, Big Song

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A music, film, live project recorded in nature by over a hundred musicians across 16 island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, a region in the frontline of cultural and environmental challenges.

Artivism Hour

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An advocacy campaign from Surge Africa bringing together six artists from across Nigeria to explore climate change impacts

Landscape as Evidence: Artist as Witness

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Indian artist led organisation Khoj staged Landscape as Evidence: Artist as Witness, a hearing before a Commission of Inquiry using art to consider how to measure ecological loss, premising art as valid evidence.

Land In Our Names

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LION is a Black-led, grassroots collective committed to reparative justice in Britain by securing land for BPOC (Black people and People of Colour). They use events, video, photography and podcasts to build an ecosystem of BPOC stewards committed to the land.

INTERPRT

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INTERPRT investigates environmental crimes using geospatial analysis, design and architectural methodologies. Their work actively supports criminalizing Ecocide as an international crime.

adrienne maree brown

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A writer who explores Pleasure Activism, radical acts of love, science fiction and transformative justice. Adrienne is also a writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute and co-host of the How to Survive the End of the World and Octavia’s Parables podcasts.

Kareem Dayes

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Kareem Dayes is a community organiser, social entrepreneur, musician and founder of the pioneering community housing project, Rural Urban Synthesis Society. Listen to his episode on The Colour Green podcast.

Apocalypse Reading Room

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A library curated by The Colour Green podcast guest Ama Josephine Budge. Part of Season For Change, selected guests are invited to read a section of their "apocalypse survival guide" from their favourite reading rooms, and then share a provocation for the audience. Listen to her episode on The Colour Green podcast.

Squirrel Nation

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Installations and live events in public spaces which create memorable experiences and concepts that consider co-existence as an ethic.

The Institute for Queer Ecology

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A platform showcasing queer, feminist, decolonial and multi-species art practice.

Jackson Cooperative

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Jackson Cooperative aim to advance the development of economic democracy in Jackson, Mississippi by building a solidarity economy anchored by a network of cooperatives and other types of worker-owned and democratically self-managed enterprises.

Union of Justice

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A European, independent, people of colour (POC) led organisation dedicated to racial justice and climate justice, founded by former MEP Magid Magid.

The International Rights of Nature Tribunal

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Created by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature, it aims to create a forum for people from all around the world to speak on behalf of nature, to protest the destruction of the Earth and to make recommendations about Earth’s protection and restoration.

The Right To Energy Coalition

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Uniting trade unions, anti-poverty groups, social housing providers, environmental campaigners, health organisations, NGOs and energy cooperatives to end energy poverty across Europe.

Fridays For Future

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An international campaign started by Greta Thunberg, fighting to create a future for all by overcoming the climate and ecological crisis.

Our Climate Voices

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An anthology collecting the stories of those most impacted by climate change, supporting local solutions for collective impact.

Green Voices of Color

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Climate justice advocate and writer Mary Annaïse Heglar has compiled Green Voices of Color, a Twitter list of BIPOC in the environmental movement.

Creative Climate Leadership

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Find out more about the global network of alumni of JB's Creative Climate Leadership programme.

Climate Reframe

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This project highlights some of the people of colour and UK based Indigenous people who are climate experts, campaigners and advocates living and working in the UK.

UK Youth Climate Coalition

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UKYCC is an organisation whose goal is to empower and mobilise young people to take positive action on climate justice.

Zero Hour

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Zero Hour is a youth-led movement creating entry points, training, and resources for young activists wanting to take action on climate change.

The International Indigenous People's Forum on Climate Change

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Established in 2008 as the caucus for Indigenous people's participation at COP talks.

The Child Movement

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A global movement for climate justice, child rights & providing education to children who are victims of armed conflict, founded by young Indian campaigner Licypriya Kangujam.

Wretched of The Earth

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A UK based grassroots collective for Indigenous, Black, brown & diaspora groups/individuals, demanding climate justice, and in solidarity with UK & Global South communities

The Gastivists Network

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A global collective of activists fighting against gas extraction

The Re-Earth Initiative

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A global, youth-led digital campaign, gathering climate pledges from people around the world.

La Via Campesina

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A global movement of peasants, small and medium size farmers, landless people, rural women and youth, Indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers working to defend food sovereignty, social justice and nature.

Ama Josephine Budge

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In this episode of The Colour Green, we meet Ama Josephine Budge, a Speculative Writer, Artist, Curator and Pleasure Activist.

Judy Ling Wong

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In this episode of The Colour Green, we meet Judy Ling Wong OBE CBE, painter, poet and environmentalist who is best known as the Founder and Honorary President of Black Environment Network (BEN).

Zena Edwards

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In this The Colour Green episode we meet multidisciplinary performer, poet and writer Zena Edwards, who has been involved in performance for over 20 years – as a writer/poet performer, educator and creative project developer.

Global Tapestry of Alternatives

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GTA is an initiative seeking to create solidarity networks and strategic alliances amongst communities creating alternative ways of being on local, regional and global levels.

Sustained Ability

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A network of disability climate activists whose goal is for disabled people to be heard in climate negotiations and in social climate movements.

Refuge: Art Meets Emergency

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Since 2016 Refuge has brought together people who might not normally collaborate in a crisis – local residents, artists, scientists, Elders and experts from the world of emergency services to explore new ways of shaping responses to climate impacts.

Landworkers' Alliance

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The Landworkers’ Alliance is a union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers whose mission is to improve the livelihoods of their members and create a better food and land-use system for everyone.

Women Hold Up The Sky

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Through the eyes of women impacted by extraction projects in South Africa, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, Women Hold Up the Sky explores stories of resistance and communities in active struggle to regain control of their land, their rights and their bodies.

Drilled

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Drilled is a "true-crime" podcast about climate change.

Creative Climate Chats

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A series of conversations with leading thinkers in culture and climate for discussions covering the just transition, new economics for a regenerative economy, museums, health and climate, and justice.

COP26 Coalition

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The COP26 Coalition is a UK-based civil society coalition of groups and individuals organising towards mobilising around climate justice during COP26.

Creative Climate Chats with Araceli Camargo

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We spoke to Araceli about her research, how public health policy can drive climate action, and how the arts and cultural sector can support public and planetary wellbeing.

Can I Live?

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Why don't we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun asks this urgent question and offers an invitation in Can I Live?, a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times.

The Colour Green Lab

The Colour Green Lab, is our unique training programme for people of colour (POC) working in the arts to learn more about the climate crisis.

Creative Climate Chats with Sadie Young

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We spoke to Sadie Young, Director of Timespan, a cultural organisation in Helmsdale, in the Scottish Highlands about how museums and galleries can uncover and contextualise local histories and how they can connect to wider movements to help enact radical social change.

Creative Climate Chats with Zamzam Ibrahim

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Zamzam is the co-Founder and President of Students Organising for Sustainability. We speak to Zamzam about organised student responses to climate justice and how we might come out of this situation with climate and environmental campaigning at the fore.

Creative Climate Chats with Ron Whyte

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Ron Whyte is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based environmental activist, advocate and consultant. We spoke to Ron about how he draws connections between big global climate issues, and localised environmental injustices.

Creative Climate Chats with Charise Johnson

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Charise Johnson is a science policy researcher and environmental justice advocate. We speak to Charise about her work connecting environmental policy-making, climate science and social justice across the UK and USA.

Immersion

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Selina Thompson and an intergenerational group of women of colour from Tower Hamlets explore democratic participation and the effects of climate change locally.

CeCe's Speakeasy

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CeCe's Speakeasy is an immersive music and poetry experience exploring how climate injustice manifests through coffee and chocolate production.

The Space Between

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A series of interactive and participatory commissions imagining climate, community, and collaboration in Leeds.

Climate Exploration Cookbook - Ling Tan

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Ling Tan works with Chinese Londoners to explore the climate crisis through food culture, cooking and eating habits.

Airs Of The South Circular

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A recorded EP, visual trailer, pamphlet and comic from Love Ssega about the tragic effects of air pollution in the South Circular and London boroughs of Lewisham and Southwark.

Roma: Recycle - Reuse - Reimagine

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Season commission Recycle-Reuse-Reimagine from Rosa Cisneros inspired young people and their families through a series of educational activities and art workshops in South Yorkshire on the importance of both Roma history and recycling.

The Dream(ing) Field Lab

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Season for Change commission, The Dream(ing) Field Lab weaves together acts of rest, ritual, care, creation and celebration offering a space for women and femmes of the African diaspora to re-vision their relationship with land in the context of climate breakdown.

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Planet-People-Power

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Planet-People-Power explores how the South Asian diaspora experience the climate crisis, via grassroots radio networks and an audio peice from Balraj Singh Samrai and Farah Ahmad Khan.

D6: Culture in Transit

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In 2017, D6: Culture in Transit commissioned artist Henna Asikainen to work with migrant communities in the North East of England on a series called Forage, helping displaced people to connect with the new ecologies and landscapes they are in, beyond the urban centres they are asked to inhabit.

Common Ground

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A round up from our event Common Ground: Culture, Climate and Social Justice.

Diversity and Climate Art: (New) Narratives on the Climate Story

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A series of interviews with artists and climate activists, from Creative Climate Leadership participant Harpreet Kaur.

We Make Tomorrow

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A round up and livestreams from our conference We Make Tomorrow, featuring discussions on climate and environmental justice and movement building.

Counterpoints Arts

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Helping to profile, support and produce art work of all types by and about refugees and migrants, advocating for social change. Dijana Rakovic is a project manager on the team and an alumni of Creative Climate Leadership.

Colonial Countryside

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A child led writing and history project exploring the African, Caribbean and Indian connections at 11 National Trust properties.

Banking on Climate Chaos Report

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A major report from Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Reclaim Finance, Sierra Club, and Urgewald unearthing how the world's largest banks drive fossil fuel extraction.

Climate Just UK

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A free online mapping tool which can be used to identify those most vulnerable to climate change and fuel poverty, aiding decision making for public service providers.

The Ella Roberta Family Foundation

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A foundation raising awareness of the dangers of air pollution and campaigning for better air quality in cities. In memory of Ella Kissi-Debrah, a child who died from asthma exacerbated by pollution in London.

The London Mining Network

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The London Mining Network is a coalition of organisations researching the impact of mining and monitoring abuses of human rights, Indigenous rights and workers’ rights in mining-affected communities.

Drill Minister - Ecocide

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An activist, wordsmith and artist, Drill Minister speaks out about environmental issues and realities of London life. His Season for Change commission Eco-Cide explores the British public's perception of the climate crisis.

May Project Gardens

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May Project Gardens is a grassroots, social change organisation which uses nature, food and the creative arts to empower marginalised groups to address poverty, disempowerment, access to resources and influence.

Behind The Logos

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Behind The Logos is a platform from Culture Unstained, bringing together resources from around the world to make the case against oil sponsorship of cultural institutions.

Shado Magazine

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A multimedia platform capturing the inspiring ways and creative approaches in which we can See Hear Act and Do, to cultivate a culture led system change towards social justice. Their third print issue was dedicated to climate justice.

Worm: Art + Ecology

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Worm: Art + Ecology is a growing online global community and curatorial project by Angela YT Chan, communicating intersectional climate change issues through creative practices.

Season for Change

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Check out the nation wide commissions from Season for Change, with a particular focus on participatory works and underserved communities

The Principles of Environmental Justice

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The Principles of Environmental Justice were developed by delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held in Washington DC, in 1991. They are a defining set of guidelines for the environmental justice movement.

Rise: From One Island to Another

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Poets Kathy Kathy Jetñil-Kijiner and Aka Niviâna collaborated on poem Rise: From One Island to Another, highlighting the disastrous effects of climate change on their homes in Greenland and the Marshall Islands.

Hot Take

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Hot Take is a podcast taking an intersectional, critical, but constructive look at climate coverage. Hosted by climate writer Mary Heglar and climate journalist Amy Westervelt.

No Environmentalism in a Silo: What it Means to Talk About Race in our Climate Crisis

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Yingbi Lee, one of the producers of The Colour Green podcast shares her reflections on why talking about race is crucial when considering social and climate justice.

Arts Practice as Climate Justice

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Watch a recording of JB's Farah Ahmed on 'Arts practice as climate justice', part of Season for Ex-Change

Tackling climate change and building an inclusive movement

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Revisit Zena Edwards' keynote talk for Season for Ex-Change, 'Tackling climate change and building an inclusive movement'

Intersectional Environmentalist

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A platform for resources and information to support an intersectional approach to environmentalism.

Climate in Colour

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Resources, articles and videos exploring the connection between climate science and social justice

Global Witness

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An organisation campaigning to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system.

Stop Ecocide

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This campaign aims to make Ecocide - the mass damage or destruction of ecosystems - a crime under international law.

Gender CC

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Gender CC is a directory of resources exploring the ties between gender inequality and climate injustice

The Environmental Justice Atlas

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An interactive tool documenting and cataloguing global conflict around environmental issues.

This Changes Everything

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Naomi Klein is an author who has written extensively about climate change and it's ties to Capitalism in her books This Changes Everything, The Battle For Paradise, and On Fire.

The Great Derangement

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The Great Derangement by Amitav Ghosh examines our society's collective inability to grasp the scale and violence of climate change.

Dr Vandana Shiva

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Dr Vandana Shiva has written more than 20 books covering topics including agro-ecology, ecofeminism, biodiversity, biopiracy and food sovereignty.

Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology

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T J Demos explores how artists and activists have utilised culture for climate justice.

If Not Us Then Who

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An online directory of films made in participation with Indigenous communities around the world. The films span themes of activism, different knowledge systems, how the communities live in harmony with the planet, and how climate and environmental changes affect their lives.

Fashion Revolution

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Fashion is one of the most polluting industries globally. Fashion Revolution, founded in the wake of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, campaigns for a clean, safe, fair, transparent and accountable fashion industry. Environmental protection and circularity are key principles in their organisational manifesto.

Ken Saro-Wiwa

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Ken Saro-Wiwa was a writer, television presenter and environmental activist. He was killed, along with 8 others for protesting Royal Dutch Shell's oil extraction in his native Ogoniland. The activists are collectively known as the Ogoni 9.

Trash Academy

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Trash Academy is a project from Creative Climate Leadership participant Ron Whyte, working with young people to reclaim public and private spaces from effects of trash and pollution in Philadelphia. Find out more in his Creative Climate Chat with Julie's Bicycle.

N'dau Festival of the Arts

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Creative Climate Leadership participant Phillip Kusasa, founder of the N'dau Festival of the Arts celebrates his Indigenous culture through dance and performance, documenting environmental knowledge held in N'dau stories. This was developed into workshops and policy recommendations.