Event

It's Now or Never: Inspiring global action to protect the planet

Experts from Global Citizen and the University of Essex come together to discuss the climate crisis and the actions we can take to save the planet.

  • Tue 9 Nov 21

    14:00 - 15:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Lakeside Theatre

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Alumni team

We are hosting an exclusive event in collaboration with Global Citizen, a movement inspiring and empowering millions of people around the world to learn and act in support of the most critical issues facing humanity.


This event, in collaboration with Global Citizen, will discuss the climate crisis, undeniably one of the biggest threats the world is facing right now. Every day we are presented with more evidence of the widespread environmental and social damage the climate crisis is leading to. In 2020, the University of Essex declared a climate and ecological emergency and with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) currently underway, an event many believe to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control, it's a great time to join the conversation.

The event will bring together a panel of experts to discuss the role we must play to respond to the climate crisis and save our planet. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A, with speakers including:

  • Michael Sheldrick, Co-founder and Chief Policy, Impact and Government Relations Officer at Global Citizen
  • Kindred Motes (MA International Relations, 2014), Founder and Managing Director at KM Strategies and Senior Impact Advisor at Global Citizen
  • Sabrina Elba, actress, model and activist, United Nations IFAD Goodwill Ambassador and Global Citizen Advocate
  • Professor Lorna Fox O'Mahony, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at University of Essex (Chair)

Together, these experts have impacted more than 1.5 billion people globally through their respective campaigns, projects, research, and initiatives. Be part of the climate conversation.

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Keeping Safe on Campus

In line with Government and Public Health England guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has introduced procedures and guidance to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our community on campus.

University of Essex Staff and Students

  • Moodle training
  • COVID-age health assessment
  • Staff agreement
  • encouragement to have been vaccinated
  • encouragement for a negative LFT on the day of the event - if not within previous 72 hours
  • encouragement not to attend campus if positive, symptomatic or living with someone positive
  • encouragement to wear face coverings when not actually eating or drinking

Visitors to the University of Essex

  • encouragement to have been vaccinated
  • encouragement for a negative LFT on the day of the event - if not within previous 72 hours
  • encouragement not to attend campus if positive, symptomatic or living with someone positive
  • encouragement to wear face coverings when not actually eating or drinking
  • contact details to be taken via the NHS App QR code or manual details retained for track & trace purposes in the event of an outbreak

Any further questions please email alumni@essex.ac.uk

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