Professor Kevin Anderson

University of Manchester, IPCC

Professor Kevin Anderson is one of the UK's leading climate scientists. He is a former director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, and regularly provides advice on issues of climate change, from a regional to an international level.

Zaqiya Cajee

Teach the Future

A key campaigner with Teach the Future - a youth-led organisation lobbying the DfE to embed environmental sustainability into the curriculum. Founder of SwopItUp, a school clothing exchange to educate young people on the impact of fast fashion on the environment.


Pooja Kishinani

Climate Emergency Manchester

Pooja Kishinani is a final year undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at the University of Manchester. Her research interests include urban climate change governance, environmental racism, and institutional and non-institutional forms of climate justice. 

Marion Smith

Climate Emergency Manchester

Marion Smith is a writer, musician and Ethnomusicology Master’s student at the University of Manchester. Her research interests are largely concerned with musical activity among marginalised communities, with a particular focus on Manchester and the North of England, as well as the role of musical and artistic movements within the spheres of social justice. 

Marion and Pooja are members of the organisation Climate Emergency Manchester, a local group of volunteers trying to get better local policies, and better action on climate change in terms of energy, transport, food, democracy, among other areas. Marion and Pooja are also co-authors of Student Guide to the Climate Crisis (2020), a handbook with the aim of assisting and supporting students in processing the emotional ramifications of the climate crisis. They have also been vocal about the need for educational and cultural institutions to address the climate emergency in a just, equitable, and inclusive manner.