Where’s Public in Public Policy?

“Where’s Public in Public Policy” is a series of webinars that are organised with the intent of understanding the nexus between climate change and migration through an intersectional lens. With a keen focus on marginalised groups, particularly women, these discussions provide a unique perspective on the challenges and strategies to empower them.


A Webinar Series

We aim to facilitate a series of exciting conversations to inform the policy discourse on key ideas, debates and frameworks to reimagine a people-centred approach in the formulation and execution of public policy pathways in climate change & just transition, labour markets, internal migration, and governance.

This episode discussed how multi-sectoral climate finance could support people-centred climate futures and the need for government institutions and the private sector to work collaboratively to unlock such opportunities in high-risk regions. The panelists also discussed the critical role of social inclusion in ensuring a just transition, including the amplification of community-centred voices on energy transitions from underserved regions, while also addressing concerns about the possibility of unsafe migration.

The episode discusses the intersection of climate and migration with environmental changes and their cascading effects on livelihoods, resources, and habitats that drive human migration. The panelists look at how rising sea levels, extreme weather events, and prolonged droughts are displacing communities, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities, and contributing to a complex web of socio-economic and political challenges.

This episode showcased the journey of Subhadra Khaperde and Rahul Banerjee who are dedicated to uplifting the Bhil Adivasi communities in Madhya Pradesh. It explored their impactful work at the intersection of public policy, gender equality, agricultural sustainability, Adivasi rights, forest communities, and environmental consciousness.

In this episode, our panellists, Aishwarya Mohanty and Pawanjot Kaur unravel the complexities of climate narratives and delve into the realms of reporting and storytelling for social justice, climate migration, just transition, gender, and rural development. They delve into their experiences, offering profound reflections on the role of media in shaping public perception. They also explore impactful techniques to inspire action and responsibly shape public perception.