Air pollution is causing nearly 9 million premature deaths per year, worldwide, so why is no-one talking about it?
Join TEDxLondon’s first-ever live recording of their chart-topping Climate Curious podcast, where we lift the lid on the air pollution crisis with special guest speakers, Destiny Boka Batesa co-founder of Choked Up, teenagers campaigning for clean air and Humphrey Milles founder of Central Office of Public Information, a non-profit creative industry alliance.
You’re invited to deep dive on the key issues in air pollution and inequality, and explore the potential solutions alongside our expert guests from science, policy, and the London community.
An invisible killer; it’s a hard topic to drive action around. But every day, we are breathing in toxic air. And it hits young, poor and disadvantaged communities much harder – the most impoverished Londoners, who are often non-white, are exposed to air pollution levels that are the equivalent to smoking 150 cigarettes a year.
This is not a new topic for us. Climate Curious spoke to Bruce Nilles about how your gas stove is killing you, and to Rosamund Adoo-Kissi-Debrah about the death of her daughter, Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who was the first person in the world to have air pollution listed on her death certificate.
But the time is now to continue ramping up awareness and demand change. And we need you in order to do that. Experience the magic of Climate Curious Live for an uplifting evening of inspirational chats, educational conversations, and life-changing storytelling.
Get curious with us. Let’s fight air pollution together.
This event is a collaboration between TEDxLondon, The Conduit and the US Embassy in London and will bring together three exciting networks of changemakers and thought-leaders
Maryam Pasha is the Curator of TEDxLondon and TEDxLondonWomen and co-host the Climate Curious podcast. She supports all the speakers at TEDxLondon events and the talks she has worked on have been distributed by TED to over 20 million viewers, influenced UK government policy and most importantly helped people use their voice to make change. She is a storytelling coach and consultant and a Visiting Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford.
Ben Hurst is an activist, educator, host, presenter, podcaster, model, public speaker and the Head of Facilitation and Training at Beyond Equality (formerly The Good Lad Initiative). His work focuses on rethinking masculinities, promoting positive personhood and healthy relationships. He is also the co-host of TEDxLondon’s Climate Curious podcast which is really good and explores the current climate crisis.