The science and understanding of climate change have been dominated by Western perspectives, neglecting integration of alternative knowledge, cultures, and voices into existing agendas. Climate “science-as-usual” and climate “communication-as-usual” have failed to change our actions and society.
A fundamental shift is required across all aspects of science, society and economy.
Our objective is to promote climate action that prioritizes the wellbeing of all individuals and communities, creating new dialogues, narratives and language and recognizing the interconnectedness of climate justice and overall quality of life.
By addressing these inequities and fostering inclusive approaches, we can strive for a more just and sustainable future.
About Climate Lab
Global Climate Lab, MASI funded
Climate Lab is a space for collaboration between climate researchers and artists, taking a ‘deep dive’ into the emotions that are usually sidelined by scientific (Western-disciplinary) methods.
Ignoring emotion in climate science impedes communication and connection, with a profound impact on our ability to act in the face of climate change; these workshops are an experiment in bringing heart and head closer together in order to create pathways out of the inertia that currently besets universities in the face of the Climate and Ecological Emergencies.
Through our open volunteer sessions, we provide inclusive access to nature for everyone, where people can re-connect with the beauty and tranquility of the local environment.
In collaboration with Swansea Bay University Health Board a 7 acre field is being transformed into a stunning location, where wildlife and people can thrive in harmony.
Restored hedgerows, wildflower meadows, and a new orchard provide the backdrop for food growing, socialising and celebrating diversity.
We welcome everyone, of whatever age, ability or background to join us, to care for nature, to build community and grow delicious fruit and vegetables.
Based in the School of Psychology at Swansea University, our group is dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research on how sustainable lifestyles can contribute to individual, collective, and planetary wellbeing.
Our work aims to bridge the gap between research and practice by providing evidence-based insights that can inform policies and interventions to promote sustainable lifestyles and wellbeing.