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  • Writer's pictureCharlie Rumsby

Disaster Trade: garments, tea, bricks and climate change

Attend the launch of Disaster Trade, a new global project exposing the hidden environmental destruction of the overseas British economy.

As we edge closer to #COP26 taking a sober look at the hidden “disaster footprint” of British trade is essential. How does the UK’s trade in garments, bricks and tea afflict the UK’s trading partners adding to their vulnerability to climate change?

Focusing on imports from Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the South Asian “brick belt”, Disaster Trade exemplifies how British trade shapes the disasters that afflict the UK’s trading partners. Drawing on global quantitative data, personal testimonies and professional photography, it exposes how the UK’s trade in garments, bricks and tea serves to displace emissions and environmental degradation, whilst intensifying the impacts of natural hazards linked to climate change.

On International Disaster Risk Reduction Day, you are invited to explore these issues at the Disaster Trade Global report launch and exhibition private view with outdoor drinks reception.

Exhibition will be held at 6.30pm on 13 October 2021 at St Martin in the Fields rear courtyard, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ. Register

Launch and reception will be held outside, with private tours of both indoor and outdoor exhibitions available to all attendees.

RSVP by 10 October 2021

Public exhibition

13 October – 13 November 2021

Learn more

Twitter: @DisasterTrade_

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