LSBU Sustainability and Climate Action Events Series -Equality: Food, Water & Politics

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About this event

Date: 13 January 2021 - 15 January 2021
Location: This event will be delivered virtually.
Time: All day
Price: Free
Telephone: Please email
Email: events@lsbu.ac.uk
Organiser: LSBU

This year, LSBU is hosting a series of  three events on Sustainability and Climate Action. We are dedicated to protecting our planet and society. We promise to become a university of the future - one that is conscious, one that is responsible and one that is sustainable. We’re proud of the progress we have made, but we're not even close to done!

Equality: Food, Water & Politics (13 - 15 Jan 2021)

Part Three of LSBU’s Sustainability & Climate Action Event Series will focus on the following themes under the overarching theme of Equality: Food, Water & Politics. All of which are individual issues but, at the same time, undeniably connected.The intersections of gender, race, climate, poverty and refugees with the politicisation of equal access to clean and safe water, sanitation and achieving food security are both local & global areas for concern in sustainability and climate action. With an increase in floods and droughts, the changing weather systems increase the threats to achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

Policies and laws have the power to address the global challenges we currently face on equal access to food and water worldwide but true equality also requires a huge amount of work to deal with the humanitarian issues the world is facing right now, particularly in light of the Black Lives Matter movement and the refugee crisis. What creative solutions can drive fairer access to food and how can climate change and globalisation impact our psychological behaviour towards food, diets and our physical health? What more needs to be done to move towards a greener AND fairer world for everyone?

Just with Parts One and Two of this event series, we'll hear from LSBU's own leaders and experts in these fields, along with a host of external influential professionals, who will showcase their work, experience and expertise in these fields as they demonstrate their commitment to tackling the major issues in sustainability and climate change.

We will update this page with more information as we secure more speakers and content.

This conference will be delivered online using Zoom Webinar. The joining information will be circulated around a week before the event to those who have registered.  This will be one link to access all of the sessions and you are free to drop in to the ones that interest you.

This is Part Three of a series of events. Part Two will focus on:

  • Consumption, Economics, Education & Wellbeing (4 - 6 Nov 2020). To register, please click here.

Part One was focused on Climate, Carbon, Energy and Resources. We will add the link to a YouTube playlist here shortly so that you can watch the sessions that took place.

Each event in the series is a stand-alone event. You do not need to have attended any of the previous events in order to register/attend.

Some key messages from our first event (PDF File 283 KB).