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Arjun Khara

Job title:

Deputy Head of School, School of Design; Lecturer of Graphic, Information, and Communication Design

Area of work:

The confluence of design literacy and environmental awareness, and how visual literacy can highlight climate crises by transcending language barriers.

What are the big issues that COP28 needs to address? What are your hopes for the negotiations?

The need for greater climate literacy and awareness. Climate action is only feasible if there is climate cognition. Such cognition comes in many forms; visual literacies are one such form that are key to helping populations better understand, and therefore act or react, in response to such crises.

What’s your message for world leaders at COP28?

Climate policy needs to take place at the speed of climate change.

Do you have any tips about climate action that you can share?

Climate action and cognition are occurring in fields that may not be readily apparent, including in design, music, history, and theology. These initiatives are making just as much of an impact as STEM, so please visit the AHC Faculty at the University to learn more about what we’re doing and how we can cross-collaborate.