Wednesday 6th October, 7:30pm - TALK

Chine will speak about the vital importance of involving black voices in the climate justice movement – especially in this pivotal year for climate justice as the UK hosts COP26 this year. Both in the UK and in countries in the global south, black lives are disproportionately under threat from the climate emergency. Communities in countries that have contributed least to the climate emergency are facing the full force of the droughts, floods and storms that put black and brown lives at risk. And yet the climate movement remains remarkably un-diverse, with black and brown people often missing from movements such as Extinction Rebellion. It’s time to build a new coalition of people to recognise the inextricable link between climate justice and racial justice. Because Black Lives Matter everywhere.

Chine is Head of Public Engagement for Christian Aid

Chine has nearly 15 years of experience working in journalism, media and communications. Previous roles include working at World Vision and as director of communications at the Evangelical Alliance, including running – an online collective for people in their 20s and 30s exploring faith and life. Chine read theology & religious studies at Cambridge University before training as a newspaper journalist and over the years has written for several regional and national publications. Chine is a regular media commentator and broadcaster on religion & ethics programmes including the BBC’s Thought for the Day.