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SPEAKERS

KEYNOTES

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Michael Weatherhead

Michael now splits his time between Glasgow and the Lake District – both excellent locations for his wellbeing – having previously been based in  South Africa and Spain where he was international director of the consulting arm of New Economics Foundation. He holds post-grad qualifications in economics and organisational development and loves blending rigorous analysis with innovative approaches to opening up  learning spaces and finding solutions. He will be talking about mobilising youth for a new economic paradigm

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Caroline Hickman

Caroline Hickman will be speaking about 'Climate change in the Maldives'. A PhD candidate in Education at the University of Bath researching children and young people’s relationships with nature and feelings about the climate and ecological crisis, both in the UK, Maldives, South Pacific and other communities already affected by rising sea levels. worked as a Senior Lecturer at The University of East London on the Psychosocial Studies degree teaching counselling and mental health for 8 years and The University of Plymouth teaching on the MA Social Work for 3 years before joining the University of Bath in 2008.

Asad Rehman

With over 35 years of experience campaigning around social, economic, climate and racial justice issues, Asad has been involved in global movements around climate justice and migration, and been a spokesperson for some of UK's most transformative campaigns such as Stop the War. An accomplished speaker, Asad has spoken at various UN meetings, conferences, seminars as well as campaign rallies on a variety of global justice issues. In particular, Asad has made pivotal contributions in reframing environmental issues as questions of economic and racial justice. His media appearances span both national and global media including the BBC, Newsnight, Sky, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and Democracy Now – where he provides regular analysis.

PANELISTS

We will be having a panel discussion on: What next - how to harness the momentum towards meaningful solutions? A range of civil society members and experts will be joining us for an inspiring discussion on the Saturday afternoon.

Heather McKay

Currently the Founding Project Leader at the Climate Crisis Foundation, Heather has worked as a researcher in environmental economics for a variety of organisations, focusing on climate finance and carbon policy. In her spare time, Heather also campaigns on climate change with the UKYCC, and was lucky enough to be a delegate at COP24 and the Bonn intersessionals in 2019.

Restless Development

Restless Development is a youth-led development agency placing young people at the forefront of charitable development in Africa and Asia. One of their UK representatives will be joining us for the panel discussion.

Ella Wilkinson

Ella is the Sweatshop Free Campaigns coordinator at People & Planet, the largest student network in the UK campaigning for social and environmental justice

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