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Cambridge Climate Lecture Series 2018

15 February - 15 March 2018 – Cambridge, UK

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Objectives Cambridge Climate Frontline Programme

The objectives of the Frontline Programme are:
  1. Recognise the justice dimension in climate change. Communicate the importance of regarding climate change as one more symptom of a world order that causes many other related social injustices. Stress the fact that on one hand a few minority of privileged individuals and companies in western societies have been responsible for most of the global warming to day. On the other hand, the consequences of climate change have to be mainly suffered by a majority of impoverished and already marginalised communities, usually in the Global South.
  2. Highlight those values and practices of western culture that have driven climate change by contrasting them with other cultures which have nourished their traditions in contact with Nature and have not contributed nearly as much to climate change.
  3. Listen to the voice of communities with a totally different world-view. Western socioeconomic system has led to environmental damage at many levels, we need to get new ideas to transform the way we live and how we organise as a society. These ideas are already present in other cultures, but often do not make their way to our mainstream climate communication spaces.
  4. Open the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series as a global bidirectional conversation. Young people and communities fighting the impacts of climate change in their daily lives have a whole unexplored expertise that has to be listened to. We should not assume that “our” experts are the most knowledgeable about climate change.

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