12:00pm - 12:55pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM Early Careers Network in association with the CIWEM Climate Change Panel

Event description

Please note that the date of this debate has been rescheduled for 05 March 2024. If you have booked for 06 February and still wish to attend, you do not have to do anything. If you can no longer make this date, then please cancel your booking.

CIWEM’s Early Careers Network are hosting a lunchtime provocation event, supported by CIWEM’s Climate Change specialist panel. This webinar will see a panel of early-career professionals debating whether disruptive eco-action is an effective way of achieving climate action, in the face of the climate and ecological emergencies.

Disruptive protest is an act of protest that is intended to physically disrupt people, institutions and/or processes of capital accumulation. Over the last year there have been numerous high profile disruptive climate protests across the UK and the world by groups like Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil. These protests are highly contentious with many protesters getting arrested while causing disruption with the aim of achieving a better climate future. Are disruptive protests creating a bad name for the movement or are they an necessary part of achieving a better climate future?

Attendees of this event will get the opportunity to vote their opinion at the beginning of the event, and again at the end, to see if they have been swayed by the arguments. There will also be a Q&A session at the end, where attendees can quiz panel members. This will be chaired by a member of CIWEM’s Climate Change Panel.

Disclaimer: Provocation events are set up for lively discussion and is a safe space to stimulate critical thinking. The panel will consist of six early-career professionals, three will argue for and three will argue against the effectiveness of the COP meetings. The panels will be randomly assigned to a position regardless of their personal stance and arguments made are deliberately phrased to be thought provoking.

It is the third event in a series of lunchtime webinars hosted by the Early Careers Network, focused on climate change. The first event debated whether the public or private sector has the most important role in driving climate action and the second the effectiveness of the COP meetings.

If you would like to be a speaker at the event, please get in touch with myles.woodruff@ciwem.org.

We can’t wait to see you there.

Part of the CIWEM Climate Emergency Adaption and Resilience series.

Register for 05 March 2024

About the speakers

Srivishnu Viba Shathish, GradCIWEM

Srivishnu is a Graduate Modeller at AtkinsRéalis working in drainage, wastewater, flood risk and contaminated land. He has a BTech in Civil Engineering and MSc in Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering.

Shervin Yousefnejad Mojdehi

Shervin is a Postgraduate Student in Environmental Management at Glasgow Caledonian University and has a Masters in Transportation Planning and Bachelors in Civil Engineering. His previous work has focused on infrastructural provision of clean water and sanitation in the Northern part of Iran. Current research interest is focused on the role of people and technology in environmental preservation and societal development.

Aisosa Adah

Aisosa is a Postgraduate Student, Environmental Management at the University of Hertfordshire and has a Masters in Environmental Management and Bachelors in Geography and Regional Planning. He has previously worked as a Planning Officer for the Edo State Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, Nigeria, within the realm of master plan implementation. Current research interest is on stakeholder engagement in plastic waste recycling.

Sarah Noro

Sarah is a Policy Officer at CIWEM, working on supporting better water and environmental public policies. Sarah has skills in public affairs, content writing on water and environmental management and sustainability strategy. Her background is in molecular biology, climate advocacy and ESG and is passionate about nature, theatre, social change and food.

Jamie Monkhouse

Jamie is a Climate change consultant at Mott MacDonald, predominantly working on the FCDO’s Green Cities and Infrastructure Programme (GCIP) as a climate, nature and environment advisor. He has skills in carbon management, climate mitigation/adaptation, nature-based solutions, climate policy and climate change economics, international development with a background in corporate tax consultancy before doing the MSc Carbon Management. Jamie is passionate about ecology and nature, indigenous cultures, animism and global justice

Roshini Mistry, GradCIWEM

Roshini is an Assistant Environmental Scientist at AtkinsRéalis in the Water Management Consultancy. Her work encompasses climate vulnerability and adaptation, natural capital and water resource modelling. Roshini is keen to identify how early career professionals can leverage their skills to address climate change.

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Myles Woodruff at Myles.woodruff@CIWEM.org.

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