We’re in a geological epoch called the Anthropocene, which marks significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems, including, but not limited to, climate change. This has led to calls for climate emergencies with cities leading the way. What does the Anthropocene mean and what does it mean for cities? Declaring climate emergencies is important, but what impact will this have?
Peter Clegg (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios), Carla Denyer (Green Party councillor, who led the campaign to declare a climate emergency in Bristol), Paul Chatterton (University of Leeds and Leeds Climate Emergency) and Zakiya Mckenzie (Green and Black Ambassador and currently Writer in Residence, Forestry Commission England) discuss the issues.
Martin Wiles (Head of Sustainability, University of Bristol) and Chris Dunford (We the Curious) will provide short statements on the action that follows their climate emergency declarations.
The event will be chaired by Anna Starkey (Chief Creative Officer, We the Curious).
Image credit: Jack Goddard
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