Climate justice, human justice

Lewes Climate Hub, Lewes House, 32 High Street, Lewes BN7 2LU, FREE

A short season of art, talks and activities exploring who in the world is being hit hardest by climate change and what actions we can take to assure reparation to vulnerable communities and a fair transition to a low-carbon world.

Thursday 14 September – Saturday 30 September, 11am-3pm
Exhibition: Climate Justice Hope
Young artists from TRINITY church youth groups portray their hopes for fair action on climate change around the world.

Saturday 23 September, 11am-3pm: Loss and Damage Action Day
12 midday-12.45pm:
Discussion Group: Making the polluters pay
To what extent should fossil fuel companies compensate nations on the frontline of environmental breakdown? And how can we influence decision-makers to ensure the Loss and Damage Fund agreed at COP27 delivers reparation?

1pm-2pm: Letter-writing workshop: Join others in writing letters urging the Prime Minister, Maria Caulfield MP and key members of the House of Lords to support loss and damage reparation for vulnerable communities.

11am-3pm: Reflection space: Come and sit in peace, be inspired by others who have pursued justice, and feel free to write or draw your thoughts, hopes and prayers for the world.

Saturday 30 September, 11am-3pm: Climate Change and Marginalised Groups
11am-3pm: Reflection space: Come and sit in peace, be inspired by others who have pursued justice, and feel free to write or draw your thoughts, hopes and prayers for the world.

Midday – 1pm: How did we get here?: Lewes Extinction Rebellion (XR) present a slide show and discussion on why global climate justice is critical for all.

1.30pm-2.30pm: Climate Change and Marginalised Groups
Karin Joseph of Amos Trust, a small creative human rights organisation, will share what they have learned partnering with local communities on the frontline of the climate crisis. She will also discuss their experience of piloting a fellowship for young women climate activists from across the Global South and the connections between gender and climate justice. Followed by an audience Q&A

PLUS: Saturday 23-30 September
Photographs by Jeanne Pierre of the catastrophic floods in Kalehe in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Plus short films by young people around the world impacted by climate change.

We Hear You Now: Contemporary stories of the Sussex Heritage Coast
Through the season, join our listening point to hear pieces by Sussex-based writers of colour in a new, spoken-word piece commissioned by the South Downs National Park exploring connected themes of landscape, climate change, colonialism, loss and renewal.

Climate Justice videos

A series of talks on how understanding racism and the legacy of colonialism in the UK is vital to achieving climate justice. The talks are for people of all backgrounds, a safe and inclusive space for POC, allies and those who are interested in learning more. 

Watch the talks now on YouTube and Vimeo.

A recording of the talk by Fiona Watson of Survival International with LOSRAS (Lewes Refugee Support), ‘Climate Injustice and Conservation Refugees’. Depot, Lewes 21 October 2021