King’s Climate & Sustainability (KCS) is excited to host its first seminar event of the academic year. KCS hosts an open-access, interdisciplinary seminar series that aims to engage the King’s community with some of the biggest topics in the field. The series invites seminal professional speakers to discuss subjects such as climate science, justice, sustainable agriculture and much more.
Climate justice means finding solutions to the climate crisis that not only reduce emissions or protect the natural world, but that do so in a way which creates a fairer, more just and more equal world in the process. As injustice is a root cause of the climate crisis, fighting for justice must be at the heart of the solutions.
Join us for our first session which focuses on climate justice, shining a light on various interesting and personal perspectives. We have three fantastic speakers joining us: Hoor Al-Amin (Climate Outreach), Dr Shanon Shah (Director of Faith for the Climate) and Alhassan Mohamed (Founder of the Climate Awareness Project). To join this seminar, please follow the link to access the sign-up form. You will then be sent the Microsoft Teams invite. Please note this event will be recorded.
- 14.30-14.40: Introduction
- 14.40-14.55: Alhassan Mohamed
- 14.55-15.10: Hoor Al-Amin
- 15.10-15.25: Dr Shanon Shah
- 15.25-15.50: Q&A / Discussion
- 15.50-16.00: Wrap-up
Alhassan Mohamed is Sudanese climate justice activist and founder of the Climate Awareness Project. Alhassan is a student at the Faculty of Media and Journalism. His journey in climate activism began in 2019 and his main goal was to raise awareness about environmental and climate issues, and contribute to creating climate awareness not only in his community but also in neighbouring areas. This was particularly important due to the profound impact of the climate crisis on various sectors in Sudan, with agriculture being of utmost importance as it engages the majority of Sudanese people.
Hoor is an expert communicator, researcher and advocate. For the last year she has been leading Climate Outreach’s work helping communicators talk about climate justice in a way that inspires and gives hope to young people. She is the co-author of Communicating climate justice with young adults in Europe: A messaging guide. Coming from Jordan, Hoor is passionate about keeping the most affected people at the heart of sustainable development and climate justice conversations.
Climate Outreach are leading experts in climate change communications, aiming to ensure impacts are understood, accepted and acted upon across society. They are based in Oxford, UK, but are involved in projects around the world.
Dr Shanon Shah
Faith for the Climate exists to encourage, inspire and equip faith communities in their work on climate change. Climate change is the biggest and most urgent challenge facing humanity. People of faith see our planet as a gift, and believe we have a sacred responsibility to care for and protect the Earth’s climate for future generations.
Many of our faiths and belief systems also share a “Golden Rule”: treat others as you wish to be treated. Faith communities have a unique and precious role to play – in our thought, speech, worship and action, alongside and in partnership with secular environmental organisations – enabling people of faith to live out their calling by acting to protect the climate.
Dr Shanon Shah is the Director of Faith for the Climate. He balanced careers in human rights advocacy, journalism, and theatre and music in his native Malaysia before relocating to London in 2010. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from King’s College London and conducts research for the Information Network Focus on Religious Movements (Inform), an independent educational charity based at King’s College London. He is also Tutor in Islam at the University of London’s Divinity programme.