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Activism, culture wars and greenwashing: the new environmental frontiers

Tuesday 5 March 2024
14:00 - 18:00
27 Goswell Rd., Barbican, London EC1M 7AJ

We are pleased to announce that our seminar on activism, culture wars, and greenwashing will take place on Tuesday 5th March. Our specialist lawyers, who are working at the forefront of strategic climate change and biodiversity litigation will be joined by a range of experts to discuss the emerging issues of environmental culture wars and greenwashing. 

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Our panellists: Introductions and opening discussion

Carol Day 

Consultant - Leigh Day

Carol Day has worked in the environmental sector for over 30 years, previously working at The Wildlife Trusts and WWF-UK. Carol is a Consultant solicitor in the Environment team at Leigh Day.

Tori Tsui

Climate justice activist

Tori Tsui is a Bristol-based climate activist, speaker, and consultant from Hong Kong. She is the co-founder of Bad Activist Collective and a member of the climate coalition Unite For Climate Action.

Alice Aedy

Environmental photographer and documentary maker.

Alice Aedy is an award-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker; she is also co-founder and CEO of Earthrise, an impact-driven media company.

Panel one: Culture Wars

Louise Upton

Oxford City Council

Louise Upton is a neuroscientist at University of Oxford. She has been an Oxford City councillor since 2013 and is the Cabinet Member for planning policy, transport, and health.

Judy Ling Wong

Black Environment Network

Judy Ling Wong is a painter, poet, environmentalist, and expert advisor on multicultural environmental participation, for which she received an OBE. Judy is the Honorary President of Black Environment Network (BEN).

Hugo Tagholm


Hugo Tagholm is a surfer and environmentalist based in Cornwall, UK. He is the head of the UK branch of global NGO Oceana, having formerly led Surfers Against Sewage, and founded the Plastic Free Communities initiative.

Ricardo Gama

Leigh Day (Chair)

Ricardo Gama is an environment and planning specialist in the human rights and public law department of Leigh Day.

Panel two: Greenwashing

Elsie Blackshaw Crosby

The Lifescape Project

Elsie Blackshaw Crosby is the Managing Lawyer at the Lifescape Project, part of the Forest Litigation Collaborative (FLC). Elsie leads Lifescape’s litigation against the rise of forest biomass energy as a form of renewable energy. 

Alethea Warrington


Alethea Warrington is a senior campaigner at climate charity Possible, which works on positive, practical action on climate change. Ali leads on Possible’s work on energy and heat decarbonisation and cutting emissions from aviation.

James Wallace

River Action

James Wallace is CEO of River Action UK, a campaigning body who seek to rescue Britain’s rivers and revive riverine ecosystems by increasing accountability from industrial and agricultural producers, water companies and other polluters.

Tom Short 

Leigh Day (Chair)

Tom Short is a solicitor in the human rights and public law department of Leigh Day, specialising in cases relating to environmental damage and human rights abuses involving UK-based multinational corporations.

Closing discussion

Estelle Dehon K.C.

Cornerstone Barristers

Estelle Dehon K.C. is a public law barrister at Cornerstone Barristers. She has a leading practice in environment and planning law, with particular expertise in climate change matters. Estelle was appointed a silk in March 2022.