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JP Arellano and Chris Stark

Learn more about ActNowFilm participants JP Arellano and Chris Stark.


Photos of ActNowFilm participants JP Arellano and Chris Stark, with their names displayed underneath. The bottom of the picture features the ActNowFilm logo and the film title “Youth climate leaders in conversation with climate experts”.
JP Arellano and Chris Stark are one of 30 pairs of youth climate leaders and climate experts from across the world matched for 1-2-1 conversations as part of this year’s ActNowFilm.

ActNowFilm: youth climate leaders in conversation with climate experts is an international youth voices in climate change project, selected to showcase at COP28. The film is based on 1-2-1 conversations between 30 pairs of youth climate leaders and world leading climate experts.

JP Arellano is an activist striving for revolutionary social-ecological transformation. He is currently studying for a master’s degree in Degrowth, Political Ecology and Environmental Justice at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His prior work has also delved into climate science and climate policy education/communication at ClimateScience and ClimaTalk.

Aside from socio-political strategy, his interests and future project include propaganda/communication, unequal exchange/neocolonialism, ending Global South Debt, and international degrowth organising.

Chris Stark is the Chief Executive of the UK Climate Change Committee (CCC), the independent advisory body established under the UK’s Climate Change Act. Chris leads a team of analysts and specialists, offering expert insight into the challenges of reducing UK emissions and adapting to the changing climate. Chris led the CCC’s work to recommend a ‘Net Zero’ target for the UK – and has since directed detailed analysis and advice on the UK’s path to carbon neutrality.

His previous role was Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, leading the development of Scotland’s approach to emissions reduction and the accompanying energy system transition. Chris has wide experience of economic policy-making, in the Scottish Government, HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.


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