Climate Reframe: Amplifying BAME Voices in the UK Environmental Movement


The climate and environment movement is predominantly white and its lack of diversity hampers climate action. To help redress this imbalance, Climate Reframe was launched in 2019 as a list of 100 UK based environmental and climate justice activists, experts and advocates from racialized minority backgrounds.

The list was intended to help make it easier for the media and those working in the climate and environment movement to find climate experts from diverse backgrounds. Since launch, many Reframers have benefitted from more local, national and international media exposure and Reframe itself has provided media training opportunities and support for its members.

The idea of the Reframe list is simple and it has worked. And this is important in dismantling bias and institutional racism that results in a climate movement that is skewed and imbalanced along media and funding opportunities which continue to go mainly to male and white-led organisations.

Climate Reframe is about challenging and changing this reality but it is also about so much more. Climate Reframe is committed to supporting the climate and environment movement in its transformation towards greater justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI). Climate Reframe will do this by modelling a more intersectional, intergenerational and equity-focused movement.

We are building a community that is testing and piloting some of the best ideas for what an intersectional, wellbeing and solidarity-based society could look like. We do this by having regular retreats and workshops for our members who want safe spaces to take forward their visionary ideas.

We are here to champion and support the work of many of our racialised experts including facilitating their participation in UN and national climate conferences, by organising media training, hosting community film screenings, learning spaces and much more. This is a networked space for community building, for healing, for allyship.

“Climate Reframe is a superb project and I’m always referring people to it when they are looking for speakers and talent.”
Thomas Lingard

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Reframe community, check out our members area to find out more about our offerings and if you are ready, please sign up here.

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"Climate Reframe’s “Valuing yourself in the workplace” workshop was a much-needed and well-produced session on an issue that so many women of colour in particular struggle with. It was a safe space to strategise on ways to advocate for ourselves in the workplace, and combat imposter syndrome and unequal salaries. It was also so heartwarming to be with a supportive community of peers, both for professional development and emotional support. I can’t wait for the next one!"
Hirra Khan Adeogun, Reframer