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TEDxLondon Curator and Director

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 Mother Nature is a drag queen

If you’ve ever thought about being a lady in the streets, but a freak on the peaks – this one’s for you! Thigh high boots, full glam and bouncy curls for days – Mother Nature’s had a makeover, and we’re not mad about it. In the first episode of Season...

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Why we need to stop hating on bugs

Scary creepy crawlies, indestructible cockroaches and fluffy bumble bees… we’ve written narratives that have got bugs all wrong, says modern day explorer Will Hawkes in the latest episode of the Climate Curious podcast. Tune in with co-hosts Maryam Pas...

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How to be a global food citizen

Veganism isn’t the only answer to climate change, dignity and equity are, says knowledge broker, community chef and food policy-maker, Dee Woods. In this week’s Climate Curious by TEDxLondon, we’re discussing food – yum! Contributing to a whopping 21-3...

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How green money can make the world go round

“Moving to a green economy delivers on the things that people are already worried about,” says TED Speaker, environmentalist and economist, Angela Francis, on the latest episode of the Climate Curious podcast by TEDxLondon. With over 1.4 million views...

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How the Guyanese people are fighting big oil

Guyana is a carbon sink and a climate leader, but has been airbrushed out of the global climate movement, as many developing countries are, says international environmental lawyer Melinda Janki in the most compelling episode to date of the Climate Curi...

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Climate Quickie: Is a green economy going to cost too much?

Our latest feature Climate Quickies gives you bitesize nuggets of climate goodies – in under 5 minutes! First up: transitioning to a green economy – how much is it going to cost us? This week’s guest is economist, environmentalist and TED speaker, Ange...

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What’s going on with fish in West Africa?

Superfood sardines, omega three and the ultimate brain food… fish is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, but overfishing is putting them at risk of destruction, and the local people who rely on them, says environmental social scientist...

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Climate Quickie: What is queer ecology?

Our latest feature Climate Quickies gives you bitesize nuggets of climate goodies – in under 5 minutes! This week, we’re talking queer ecology – gender shifting fish, intersex birds, and how trees can impregnate themselves – with iconic environmental a...

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How culture can help us win the climate war, p.1

In the first of a special Climate Curious two-part feature, we hear from the extraordinary South African human rights and environmental activist, Kumi Naidoo, on how we can tap into culture, communications and identity to influence politics and reveal...

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How culture can help us win the climate war, p.2

In the second of a special two-part feature, we’re back with South African human rights and environmental activist, Kumi Naidoo, on how we can tap into culture, communications and identity to influence politics and reveal the truth about the climate cr...

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