Activism & Leadership

Steve Trent: The Need for Environmental Justice

Video with Steve Trent on Thursday 28th February 2019

Talk given by Steve Trent on The Need for Environmental Justice at the Advaya event Climate Justice: Rights for People & Planet on 28 February 2019.

About the event:
Climate change revolves around a question of global inequality and demonstrates the mass destruction fuelled by our consumerist growth economy. This was an evening of talks, panels, food, drinks, music and spoken-word exploring the human rights implications of the environmental crisis. We explored ecocide, globalisation, the growth-based economy, extreme energy, corporatisation, public health, and much more.


About the speaker:
Steve Trent: Co-Founder & Executive Director, Environmental Justice Foundation.

Steve Trent has over 25 years of experience in environmental advocacy and has undertaken field research and undercover investigations, trained environmental advocates and led successful campaigns in over 30 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Vietnam.

Steve has pioneered EJF’s campaigns on ending environmental abuses and forced labour in cotton production, protecting human rights in seafood production, and reducing the impacts of toxic pesticides on people and wildlife. He has presented evidence to national governments, numerous intergovernmental organisations such as the European Union, World Bank and Interpol, along with multiple UN agencies. Steve also co-founded, and was President of WildAid where he managed programmes tackling illegal wildlife trade in China and India. Prior to this he was Campaigns Director at the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA).

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Co-Founder & Executive Director, Environmental Justice Foundation. He has over 25 years of experience in environmental advocacy and has undertaken field research and undercover investigations, trained environmental advocates and led successful campaigns in over 30 countries, including Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Thailand and Vietnam.

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