School of Social and Political Science

Live from COP26: Tamra Gilbertson

Online event
11 November 2021
12:00 - 13:00



Tamra Gilbertson poster


Student-led Q&A with activist and teacher Tamra Gilbertson, direct from COP26. Coordinated by Sustainable Development 1A students.

The Sustainable Development 1A students are happy to welcome you for an online discussion with Tamra Gilbertson, Policy Advisor and Education Coordinator for the US-based Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), who will join us live from the People’s Summit in Glasgow where she is an active participant and workshop organiser.

This is a student-led event, open to all, University of Edinburgh students and staff, but in priority to undergraduate students.

We will launch the discussion with questions to Tamra on false climate ‘solutions’ and real climate conflict, Indigenous struggles and past successes, the role of filmmaking and art in fighting climate change, and her assessment of the People’s Summit and the grassroots momentum...we will then open the discussion to a hopefully lively exchange with the whole audience.

We hope you can join us! This event is open to University of Edinburgh students and staff, and we especially welcome and promote participation from our undergraduate students.

More about Tamra Gilbertson

Tamra is a lifelong activist and teacher, who has time and again warned again false carbon solutions and the need for popular alliances and grassroots politics to combat climate change. Prior to her current involvement with IEN and her appointment as a lecturer at the University of TennesseeKnoxville, she was one of the founders of Carbon Trade watch and the Environmental Justice project at the Transnational Institute, and her technical expertise on carbon has always been at the service of environmental justice militancy.

Key speakers

  • Tamra Gilbertson, Policy Advisor and Education Coordinator for Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)