Climate (In)Justice and Education

Climate (In)Justice and Education


20 May 2024    
1:00pm - 4:30pm

Event Type


Monday 20 May, 13:30-16:30 BST

Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, and online

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This symposium tackles the global climate crisis and how it impacts education. Attention will be paid to climate equity and justice as a global concern, including in the context of conflict, examining what role education can and should play. This symposium will stimulate debate about the challenge of environmental degradation that is largely caused by countries in the Global North, but disproportionately affects those in the Global South. It will identify the role of education in supporting the Sustainable Development Agenda to ensure the world is protected now and for the future.

Keynote Speaker:

· Professor Bhaskar Vira, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, University of Cambridge

Panellists include:

  • Dr Muna Dajani, London School of Economics
  • Kath Ford, Young Lives, University of Oxford
  • Priyambada Seal, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Thomas Tanner, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Closing remarks:

· Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge


Professor Pauline Rose, Professor Maha Shuayb and Professor Yusuf Sayed will act as facilitators for the discussion throughout the day.

This symposium is co-organised by the University of Cambridge’s Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre and the Centre for Lebanese Studies. It continues our series of events on global injustices, conflict and education futures.