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TEDxLondon Curator and Director <br>

Maryam is the Director and Curator of TEDxLondon and TEDxLondonWomen, the co-host of TEDxLondon’s Climate Curious podcast and has been organising TEDx events for 10 years. Maryam coaches all the speakers at TEDxLondon’s event and the talks she has worked on have influenced UK government policy, been distributed by TED to over 15 million viewers, and most importantly helped people use their voice to make change.

Why climate change is everyone’s business

Charmian Love wants you to shake up your mindset. More specifically, to stop worrying about whether you’re on the right or wrong side of the climate conversation and instead focus on taking action. Newsflash: We all have a role to play and it is time t...

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Why your gas stove has to go

It’s not just what you are cooking that could be killing you, but how you are cooking. Millions of people each day turn on their gas stoves without a single thought to the silent, but deadly pollution the stove is emitting and that they are breathing i...

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Why our cities must ditch the exhaust pipe

You don’t have to be an expert or a car owner to get involved in the exhaust pipe debate – from the way your parcels are delivered to how you get around, we’re all using a transport system which is hurting our planet. The solution? Electrifying transpo...

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Why climate justice can’t happen without racial justice

The climate conversation is changing; a more inclusive, diverse and equitable story around climate is emerging, with race at the centre. This week’s extra special guest Member of Parliament for Tottenham and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice David...

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Why the law can save the planet

Forget imaginary superheroes, there is a team of legal avengers that are fighting every day on behalf of us and the planet. These legal heroes are shutting down coal power plants in Poland, re-designing what law looks like in China, making air pollutio...

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Why what you wear is about more than fashion

Far from being frivolous, fashion is cultural currency, a tool of self-expression, and a much-loved confidence boost, but sadly it’s a problematic friend. Whether you’re donning Primark or Prada, thanks to hazy supply chains and labour practices, there...

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Best of Season 1

Join Maryam Pasha and Ben Hurst in this bonus episode as they celebrate the highs and lows of season 1 of the Climate Curious podcast by TEDxLondon. From reminiscing on their most cringe-worthy climate confessions to reflecting on our guest’s most powe...

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