Panel: Just Transition, Work & Solidarity
Join three environmental justice organisers in conversation with People & Planet on the future of work in extractive industries, Just Transition fights in the UK and across the world, and how we can act in solidarity in the UK and in universities.
Date: Thursday 17th February 18.30 - 20.30
Location: Zoom (link provided via email)
The following panelists will be discussing these topics and more questions with J Clarke, the Co-Director of Climate campaigns at People & Planet:
Tessa Khan, Founder & Director of Uplift
Kerima Mohideen, Education Coordinator at London Mining Network
Ryan Morrison, Just Transition Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland
Join us for conversations about movement strategy, pressure points for the oil, gas and mining industry, and how we mitigate the unfolding climate crisis in solidarity with frontline communities. This event will have a more informal, conversational tone, and audience questions will be woven in throughout.
About the panellists
Tessa is an international climate change and human rights lawyer and campaigner. She is the Director and founder of Uplift, an organisation that supports a just transition away from fossil fuels in the UK.
Kerima Mohideen is a radical teacher and storyteller with many years’ experience of working in inner London schools. She is the Education Coordinator at London Mining Network, a small NGO which works in solidarity with communities harmed or threatened with harm by London listed mining companies. She is responsible for raising awareness and promoting discussion about the social and environmental costs of mining and people’s resistance to it in schools and universities.
Ryan is the Just Transition Campaigner at Friends of the Earth Scotland. The campaign seeks to ensure the rapid transition away from fossil fuels necessary to tackle the climate crisis happens in a way that is fair to those who may be affected. This means ensuring those affected are around the table shaping decisions as well as requiring changes in how government manages our economy to support the creation of new and decent green jobs.