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GCPH Seminar Series 20 - Lecture 4: Mikaela Loach

30 Apr 2024, 3.30pm - 6.00pm

The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE, United Kingdom


In conversation with Mikaela Loach

We are delighted that in the fourth seminar in our current series, we heard from one of the leading voices in the climate action movement, Mikaela Loach, in conversation with Zarina Ahmad, Climate Change and Environment Officer at the Council for Ethnic Minority Voluntary Organisation in Scotland.

Mikaela Loach and Zarina Ahmad in conversation, sitting around a small round table, in front of an audience.

The two advocates spoke about the importance of looking at whole systems and collaborative action, rather than individual behaviours, in order to effect real change. They linked climate justice with racism and other systems of oppression, colonialism, health inequalities and social justice, and explained that by tackling these issues together, rather than in silo, we can create a world that works for all of us. Mikaela’s compassionate and inclusive approach to the climate crisis, in which we all have a role to play, brings hope that a more equal and sustainable future is achievable.  


About the speaker

Mikaela is a climate-justice activist, best-selling author of ‘It’s Not That Radical: Climate Action To Transform Our World’ and co-host of The YIKES Podcast. In 2020, Forbes, Global Citizen, and BBC Woman’s Hour named Mikaela as one of the most influential women in the UK climate movement.

Mikaela is interested in how the climate crisis intersects with systems of oppression with the aim of making the climate movement a more inclusive space. Taking account of racism and power as fundamental causes of health inequality, she makes a vital contribution to the evolving understanding of climate justice.

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