I'm a 24-year-old, first year, PhD student at Cambridge University on the Artificial Intelligence For Environmental Risk (AI4ER) programme and an affiliated researcher on the ERC funded Smart Forests Project.

My PhD research takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining machine learning, bioacoustics, forest ecology, indigenous knowledge and sociology to investigate the role of technology in forest conservation. I was awarded a Knowledge Exchange grant for this work by the Cambridge Conservation Initiative for its originality and potential for change within the conservation field.

Working PhD Abstract

Academic Publications

Academic Speaking Engagements

I am also the founder of ClimateInColour, an online education platform and community for the climate curious, making climate conversation more accessible and diverse.

✨ Since April 2020, the platform has grown to a community of 33k+ individuals and has collaborated with a wide range of organisations including Meta (previously Facebook), Estee Lauder, Samsung, The Design Museum, Fairtrade, Greenpeace, The Financial Times, The Duke of Edinburgh Award, Waterbear Network, and Friends of the Earth.

She has been invited to speak on topics of climate justice, climate colonialism, activism, creativity and systems change by The United Nations Geneva Dialogues, Channel 4, Cheltenham Science Festival, Oxford University, The National Lottery, The Design Council and The Wellcome Collection. Joycelyn is now the climate columnist at award-winning media company Gal-Dem and is a regular climate contributor on the Sky News daily climate show.

ClimateInColour Mission and Values

Get In Touch

University Email: [email protected]

Work Email: [email protected]

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/climateincolour/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/climateincolour

Newsletter: https://climateincolour.substack.com/about

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Photo Credits: Aisha Seriki

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Popular ClimateInColour Resources

✨ The Colonial History Of Climate Course: https://www.climateincolour.com /courses

✨ What Is Environmental Racism? https:/ /www.youtube.com /watch ?v=Zt9CJdNb41k

✨ Earth Day reading list curated by Climate in Colour aka Joycelyn Longdon


✨ Samsung Designing for a Sustainable Future Online Course:


✨ Just Food: Security vs Sovereignty Course:


✨ Infographic: What Is My role In The Climate Movement?


Creative Partnerships

✨ [ClimateInColour x Adapt] Protest Scarves:


✨ [ClimateInColour x Fairtrade] The Reality Of The Climate Crisis For The Farmers Behind Our Food: https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/media-centre/blog/infographic-the-reality-of-the-climate-crisis-for-the-farmers-behind-our-food/


✨ [Vogue] 9 Environmentalists From Around The World Share Their Hopes This Earth Day: https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/climate-activists-earth-day

✨ [VICE] Climate Researchers on the Most Hopeful Things They’ve Seen Yet:


✨ [The Independent] Gen Z climate activists on how we can save the planet as Cop26 begins: ‘It’s time to end youth tokenism’:


✨ [Stylist Magazine] These are the women of colour activists to turn to for a fresh perspective on the climate crisis:


[The National] COP26: Young activists on their hopes for crucial climate talks:


✨[TIME] 'We're Not Going to Be Placated.' Young Activists at COP26 Are Refusing to Settle:


✨ [Glamour] COP26: The Extreme Hangout is giving young climate activists the platform they desperately deserve:


✨ [AIGA] 5 Takeaways From EoD’s Ecology + Design Panel Discussions:


[Stojo] Person to Follow: Joycelyn Longdon, founder of ClimateinColour [Stojo]:

https://stojo.co/blogs/news/person-to-follow-joycelyn-longdon-founder-of-climateincolour ✨ [Do Something] 7 Young Activists Working At The Intersection Of Environmental And Racial Justice:


✨ [Popsugar] 8 UK-Based Environmental Activists Keeping Us Informed About Climate Change :


✨ [Earthrise] Climate Justice Is Social Justice - Activists To Follow.

✨ [I-D Mag] London's George Riley sings about the whitewashing of climate activism:


✨ [Dazed Mag] What does graphic design have to do with the end of the world?


✨ [Reverb] Black Environmentalists We’re Learning From:


✨[It's Freezing In LA] I May Destroy You - lessons for environmentalism:


Interviews, Talks, Appearances + Panels

✨ SHE Changes Climate Documentary Feature (Waterbear Network): https://www.waterbear.com/watch/short/62137377d971cb033691c407

✨ Cheltenham Science Festival - We Make tomorrow:


Stowe School's Inaugural Schools Climate Assembly:


✨ Nebraska Wesleyan University "Visions and Ventures to address breaking down boundaries of race, class and the environment":


✨ Sky News ClimateCast podcast: Can technology solve climate change?


"Race, Climate Change And The Moral Complicity Of Capitalism w/"Storyteller Pod:

https:/ /shows.acast.com /storyteller /episodes/race-climate­ change- joycelyn-longdon

✨ Can tech make the climate movement more intersectional? w/ Shado Magazine:


✨ "Changing Our Planet, Changing Our Minds w/ The Wellcome Collection:" https://wellcomecollection.org/events/Xz0_bxAAACYAHIQz

✨ Why Black Lives Matter in the Climate Movement w/ Shado: https://fb.watch/8uFjV1m54r/

✨ How 2021 will become the year of purposeful travel:


"Carbon Offsets, Green Colonialism, and Using Al to Tackle the Climate" Crisis w/ The Every Day Activist: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/16-carbon-offsets-green-colonialism-using-ai-to-tackle/id1516211260?i=1000504333885

✨ Creativity Against the Climate Crisis w/ Fairtrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Tqg7vK4_OI

✨ Challenging Colonial Climate Futures w/ Aligned Magazine: https:/ /www.alignedmag.com /people / joycelyn-longdon-challenging­ colonial-climate-futures /

✨ Colonialist Heritage and Environmental Injustice w/ AA School of Architecture:

https:/ /www.youtube.com /watch?v=buwmG-5Dpg8

✨ Climate In Colour - inclusive, accessible & diverse climate discourse:


✨ Communicating A Crisis w/ Signal Film and Media:


Writing Commissions

✨ [Forest of Cultures] 'What Makes a Forest?':


✨[Good Energy] How to be more activist in the lead up to COP26


✨ [Ours To Save] What has the Green New Deal got to do with colonialism?


✨ [It's Freezing In LA] 'Dirty Garments: reducing the carbon footprint of your wardrobe' (pg.46-49)

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✨ [Sowing Seeds Magazine ] 'Unlearning Eco-Consumerism' (pg.27-31)


✨ [It's Freezing In LA] 'AI and Water Scarcity: an interview with Dr. Kala Fleming'