Climate Change Activism & The People’s Climate Movement- A Masters Thesis by Fiona Del Rio


This thesis explores the strategies and imaginations of activists working to inspire action on climate change. It is based on my ethnographic fieldwork with the Toronto People’s Climate Movement as well as my own experiences as an activist living and working in Toronto. In conceptualizing climate activists anthropologically, I understand social movement actors as connected by shared imaginations rooted in universalizing scientific discourses and defined by deeply-held concerns for climate change and the motivation to take action.