Inside Story

Is colonialism to blame for dire situation with climate change?

An exhibition looking at the legacy of colonialism – and the role it played in the birth of climate change – has opened in London.

Eleven artists with a personal connection to Africa, the Caribbean and South America have pinpointed environmental change as a racial process, with deep roots in colonial history.

Through this collection of artworks, the overlapping crises of environmental damage and colonialism are put under scrutiny.

Presenter: Adrian Finighan


Ekow Eshun – Curator “We Are History”

Juergen Zimmerer – Professor at the University of Hamburg

Stephan Singer – Senior climate science adviser, Climate Action Network International