Tackling the Climate Emergency: Mitigation, Adaptation and Biodiversity
22 Sep 2020
1. Intro and Keynote
This session will address the actions we need to undertake as individuals in order to join the fight against climate change. Told from a personal perspective, Ugandan climate activist Hilda Flavia Nakabuye will explore the experience of climate refugees from a broader perspective and tell her story as a victim of the climate crisis from the global south.
Jane Findlay & Paul Lincoln & Hilda Flavia Nakabuye
Jane Findlay PLI, President of the Landscape Institute
Jane Findlay is a landscape architect, the founding director of Fira and President of the Landscape Institute. An experienced master planner and designer of large and complex projects, Jane has particular expertise in the design of healing landscapes for healthcare and has delivered some of the largest and most complex healthcare projects in the UK. Jane is a pioneering exponent of ‘place-making’ and the importance of health and wellbeing in the way that people experience buildings and the spaces we create within, around, and connecting places.
Paul Lincoln, Landscape Institute
Paul Lincoln is Executive Director, Creative Projects and Publishing at the Landscape Institute and Commissioning Editor for Landscape, the LI’s quarterly journal. Paul managed the LI’s 90th Birthday Festival in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and at Chelsea Flower Show. He has curated three exhibitions with the Building Centre, including Beyond the Green Belt and Rethinking the Urban Landscape. He also led the Capability Brown 300th Anniversary Festival project on behalf of the LI.
Hilda Flavia Nakabuye, Fridays for Future Uganda
Hilda Flavia Nakabuye is an African climate and environmental rights activist, and founder and organiser of Fridays For Future Uganda. One of the leading figures in the environmental movement in Africa and the global south, she was among the climate activist representatives at the C40 World Mayors Summit in 2019 and the climate conference in Madrid. She misses classes every Friday to strike for a safe environment through rallying government, corporations and communities. She has visited schools around the world to mobilise students to make a difference. She also leads a clean-up activity on Lake Victoria to beat plastic pollution.
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