About the panel
Judy Ling Wong CBE is a painter, poet, environmental activist and advisor. She was the UK Director of BEN for 27 years and is now its honorary president. A visionary advocate for diversity and equality, Judy was awarded an OBE for pioneering multicultural environmental participation in 2000, and a CBE for services to heritage in 2007.
Pauline Castres is an activist, artist and policy and advocacy professional. She has over a decade of experience working with local and national governments, EU institutions, and UN agencies. Also a migrant, Pauline has published personal opinion pieces on the status of disabled migrants in the UK. Pauline is currently working on her first novel.
Sara-Elvira Kuhmunen is an Indigenous environmentalist, politician, musician and President of the Sámi youth organisation Sáminourra. Sáminourra promotes and protects the interests and rights of Sámi youth, creates meeting places for the youth of the Sámi people and works to create the best possible conditions for the future.
Dominique Palmer is a climate justice activist and campaigner. She is an organiser within Fridays for Future International and is the Launch Coordinator for Climate Live. She campaigns for bold and systemic change from global leaders and believes in using creative methods to mobilise people.
Miami-based artist Lee Pivnik works in sculpture, video and social practice. In his artwork and curatorial projects, he attempts to create a more regenerative, biophilic, ecozoic world. In 2017 he started the Institute of Queer Ecology, a collaborative, decentralised organism that works to imagine and realise an equitable multispecies future.
Passionate and highly knowledgeable Hamza Yassin is a wildlife cameraman, photographer and presenter. His warm presenting style is set to make him a star of Natural History television. He is known for his work on Countryfile, Scotland: Escape to the Wilderness and as ‘Ranger Hamza’ on the popular CBeebies’ live-action show Let’s Go For A Walk.