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How will the environmental crises affect people in poverty and experiencing health inequalities in the UK?

About this event

This event is part our Everyone’s Environment programme, a collaboration of over 60 social and environmental charities to accelerate action on the social impacts of the environmental crises.

Environmental change, and the policies introduced to respond to it, will not affect all people in the same way. This rapid change has the potential to entrench or reduce some of society’s most pressing inequalities, including around income and health.

But understanding how to bring about a positive future and support people living in poverty or experiencing health inequalities to deal with the impact of environmental crises first requires an understanding of the impacts, to help you to navigate the issue and your potential response.

Along with our charity partners, this event will launch research into the impacts of environmental change and associated policies on people in poverty, and those experiencing health inequalities, in the UK.

Whether you are a charity, funder or policymaker, this event will:

  • help you to find out more about how environmental change and policies will affect these groups
  • help you to think about what your role in responding to these impacts should be.

The research launched at this event will build on previous research on the impacts of the environmental crises and related policy on young people, Disabled people, older people and people from ethnic minority communities.


The event will be chaired by Charles Kwaku-Odoi, Chief Executive, Caribbean and African Health Network, who will be joined by Liz Gadd, Environmental Lead, NPC, and Terry McTernan, who has lived experience of poverty and leading community action in relation to the environmental crises. We will also hear from NPC’s Naomi Chapman and Hannah Large, who have led this work.


While this event is free to attend, we are also able to offer a limited number of reimbursements of £80 to cover time spent attending the event. These are available to people with lived experience of poverty or health inequalities, and representatives of charities led by people with lived experience of poverty or health inequalities. Reimbursements are available on a first come, first served basis, with a maximum of one reimbursed place per organisation. Email us to apply.

Past Events

Head over to the Everyone’s Environment events page to catch up on all our past environment events.

We’re grateful to The Robertson Trust and People’s Health Trust for their support for this event.

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We are also actively working to improve the accessibility of our online and in-person events. As part of our commitment, for all online events we use live closed captions and upload the recordings to YouTube which has the capability to select subtitles. For in-person events we strive to use accessible venues. Please email us at if we can assist you further.


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