Climate 101: Understanding Fossil Capital
St Michael's Church
12:30PM – 2PM

The climate crisis is a culmination of extractive, exploitative and expropriating systems that allow a minority of people to benefit and leave the majority struggling to survive. When a storm hits, the wealthy will have insurance, multiple ways to leave, and second homes. Others can be left disabled, destitute or even lose their lives. The threats are magnified in the Global South. How can we build economic, political and social systems that prioritise our wellbeing, even as climate impacts escalate?


Harpreet Kaur Paul is a Policy & Campaigns Researcher and Strategist. She qualified as a solicitor (England & Wales) in 2010 and then went on to work at REDRESS (on anti-torture litigation), Amnesty International (as the Deputy Representative to the UN in New York) and People & Planet (as a Director leading student mobilising and campaigning on climate change, workers' rights and migrants' rights). Earlier this year, she wrote the report Market solutions to help climate victims fail human rights test for ActionAid.

Asad Rehman is director of War on Want, organising for climate, racial, economic & social justice.

Rhiannon is a medical student, researcher and activist working on climate justice, access to medicines and health inequalities.

Melanie Brusseler is a senior researcher at Common Wealth thinktank.

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