Resources and documents for "No-one Left Behind: Climate Change and Social Work (International, Local and Youth Perspectives)"
This session will explore the impact of climate change on social work at a local and international level. Vava Tampa, BASW England chair, will facilitate this session and speak about his own perspective on the climate crisis - as well as how social work as a profession can ensure no one is 'left behind' by climate action strategies.
Zoe Cohen from Extinction Rebellion will highlight current evidence and the impact of climate change on communities, what are the risks for the future, what can social workers do in their practice to address them. Liz Stevens, a social worker at Manchester City Council, and Enya Richards, a social worker at Plymouth City Council, will share their experiences of dealing with the impact of climate change on local social services.
Professor Lena Dominelli, University of Stirling will discuss work her work with schools in Scotland and reflect on the impact of climate change on their communities and what it means to them and the legacy of COP26. Lexie Reid will also speak about their perspective on the climate crisis and call to action, adding a youth perspective to the discussions.