Upcoming Events

2024-2025 events

We will follow up our Permanent Peoples’ Trbunal with a series of events in Autumn and Winter 2024-25.

We will also organise an event in the run up to COP29,  asking what is missing from the COP agenda and what needs to be done to adequately adress climate breakdown.


Past Events

Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal on West Papua

Thursday 27th June – Saturday 29th June 2024

Queen Mary University of London Mile End Campus

We initiated and hosted three days of Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal hearings on state and environmental violence in West Papua. 

Read the indictment: in English; or in Indonesian.
Read BBC Indonesia report on the hearings here; English transaltion here.
Read statement by the Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation here.
Read Amnesty International’s response to the hearings and the judges’ statement here.

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No More Hot Air!

Monday April 15th 2024

Caird Hall, Dundee

This meeting brought together key figures in the Scottish environmental and trade union movements to discuss how workers can fight for climate justice and secure a transition to a sustainable economy. 


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Climate of Injustice: What next for the law’s silencing of protest and dissent?

Friday 12th April 2024

Queen Mary University of London Lincoln’s Inn Fields  Campus, London WC2A 3JB

This conference discussed the attacks on the right to protest by the government and the legal system and heard from a number of people who’ve been jailed for environmental protests alongside prominent lawyers and Michel Forst, the Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders. 

Read CCCCJ member Natasha Walters’ article in the Observer here.
Read post-conference report in The Ecologist here.
Full detail on the panels here. More information about speakers here.

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The Politics of Ecocide

Wednesday 8th November 2023

Queen Mary University of London Mile End Campus

This event explored current proposals and wider possibilities for reforming the law to take account of ‘ecocide’.  It explored how those proposals might be broadened to seek wider social transformations.

Speakers: Robert Knox, University of Liverpool; Ignasi Bernat, University of Barcelona; Richard Falk, QMUL and Princeton University; Mireia Vehi, outgoing CUP member of the Spanish Parliament; Laure Vega, incoming CUP member of the Spanish Parliament; and David Whyte, QMUL.

Funded by The Queen Mary University of London Impact Fund
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Working for Climate Justice: a free one day conference

Friday 27th October, 2023.

Toynbee Hall, London

This conference on ‘green bargaining’ strategies brought togetther trade union organisers, academics and campaigners. 

Industrial production systems have created climate change.   Employers and their organisations continue to delay and put obstcles in the way of taking the necessary action.  Our starting point is that workers and their trade unions must develop a collective bargaining approach to climate change and environmental degradation.  A collective response from trade unions will be decisive in taking the action necessary to mitigate climate change.

Read coverage of the event in Jacobin and Labour Research.
Photo: Mark Dixon
Speakers: Pete Cannell, North Sea Transition/Scot.E3, Linda Clarke, University of Westminster, Ben Crawford, London School of Economics, Rosemary Harris, Platform, Wolfgang Kuchler, Campaign Against Climate Change, Sam Mason, PCS, Chris McLachlan, QMUL, Jake Molloy, RMT, John Moloney, PCS, Georgia Montague-Nelson, Global Labour Institute, Janet Newsham, Hazards and TUCAN, Declan Owens, Greener Jobs Alliance, Marie Petersmann, London School of Economics, Chris Saltmarsh, Labour for a Green New Deal, Andrew Watterson, University of Stirling, Sarah Wooley, BFAWU, Vicky Blake and Peter Wood, UCU, John Cooper, Unite and Sam Perry, TUC Yorks and Humber, Tyrone Scott, War on Want and David Whyte, QMUL.
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Climate Resistance and Law

Friday 19th May 2023

Queen Mary University of London Lincoln’s Inn Fields  Campus

Panel discussion with Morag Livingstone author of Charged, Paul Powlesland and Matt Hutchings of Lawyers Are Responsible

This public meeting heard speakers talking about how we can act in solidarity with climate defenders taking direct action. The discussion was followed by a free screening of the award-winning film ‘Finite’and Q&A with film director Rich Felgate.

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Criminalising Climate Defenders

Friday 31st March 2023

Queen Mary University of London Mile End Campus

This one day conference brought toogther key commentators and activists to discuss the police clampdown against environemntal defenders in the UK.  Organisations represented at the conference included: Nanas Against Fracking, Extinction Rebellion, STOP HS2 Campaign, Choked Up, Just Stop Oil, Palestine Action, Healing Justice London, War on Want, Breathe Community Organising for Climate Justice and the Sunrise Project.

Following the conference, we  organised a letter in the Times expressing solidarity with climate protestors criminalised by the state. The letter was signed by 65 British academics working in the field of criminology, penology and policing.


Click on letter to see full text

Resisting Ecocide in West Papua

Friday 9th September 2022

Queen Mary University of London Lincoln’s Inn Fields  Campus


This free one day conference gave a platform to activists, journalists and academics involved in the struggle against environmental destruction in West Papua. Speakers included Benny Wenda, Fadjar Schouten-Korwa and Raki Ap, and the conference was live streamed to an international audience, including a number of showings in West Papua.

What is the Point of COP 27?

Friday 21st October 2022

Online panel discussion with Vandana Shiva, Hilal Elver and Walden Bello.

This panel raised a number of critical reflections on the Conference of the Parties meetings held annually to review the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.  The panel set out a range of Global South perspectives on the structure of the meetings and the way that key vioices are excluded before documenting the history of COP failures, with an extended discussion of the inability to reach agreement on decisive action from the 2009 Copenhagen COP onwards.

The Value of Climate Justice

Thursday September 22nd 2022

Online event

This event featured Adrienne Buller in conversation with Ann Pettifor to discuss the publication of her important book on climate change and capitalism The Value of a Whale.

Debating Ecocide Law: a seminar series

This series of events discussed the concept of ecocide and the Stop Ecocide proposals for a new law of ecocide. The events lined up some well known and established voices alongside some emerging new voices on the subject.

Tuesday June 7th 2022 – The Politics of Ecocide with Richard Falk, Jojo Mehta, Damien Short, Seema Joshi and Rob Knox.

Tuesday June 21st – Rethinking Ecocide, with Hannah Meszaros Martin, Marília de Nardin Budó, Tameka Samuels-Jones, Alexis Alvarez-Nakagawa and Jose Atiles.

Thursday October 6th 2022 – Ecocide as State Crime with Richard Falk and Steven Donsinger.