The Climate Reframe project will highlight some of the best Black, Brown, Asian, People of Colour and UK based Indigenous Peoples who are climate experts, campaigners and advocates living and working in the UK.
Their diverse roles include the following:
- Activists & Campaigners
- Business & Entrepreneurs
- Community Organisers
- Cultural Creatives
- Environmentalists & Naturalists
- Journalists & Writers
- Legal Experts
- Policy Experts & Academics
- Political Candidates
- Scientists & Technologists
- Urban Planners & Architects
- Youth Activists
This list is by no means exhaustive and we could have included 100 different people, and have many still to discover. It’s not meant to be the the final word on the subject, but the beginning of a recognition of all the amazing people out there with something invaluable to contribute.
The climate crisis is one of the most urgent and crucial issues in the UK public agenda but the representation of BAME climate experts invited to add their voices and perspectives in the media, at climate conferences, and working groups is desperately lacking.
We want to make it easier for media, funders, conferences and campaigns to find them and strengthen their work by including their expertise and perspectives throughout 2020 in environmental and climate reporting and in the lead upto the COP26 climate negotiations in Glasgow.
The environmental movement in the UK needs to reflect the political and social realities facing BAME communities. We want to give a platform to BAME environmentalists who propose both strategies and solutions for dealing with the climate crisis. This platform will help create a pathway towards more BAME expertise and perspectives in the media.
Who has put this together? Please see the Contacts and Credits section.