Jah­la Gato

Philosopher and climate advocate

Jah­la Gato

Philosopher and climate advocate

In this talk, Jahla’s interest in cli­mate issues is framed by her philo­soph­ic­al train­ing, driv­en by the desire to explore how these two fields inter­sect, and the ways that such explor­a­tion might con­struct­ively inform our prac­tic­al, feet-on-the-ground approaches to these issues.


Jah­la Gato is a young con­tin­ent­al philo­sophy and cli­ma­to­logy gradu­ate from ANU. She achieved first class Hon­ours in Philo­sophy with her thes­is on Anxi­ety in Heidegger’s Being and Time. She also atten­ded the 15th annu­al Con­fer­ence of the Parties to the UN Frame­work Con­ven­tion on Cli­mate Change (COP15), in Copen­ha­gen in 2009, as a mem­ber of Aus­trali­an Nation­al Uni­ver­sity del­eg­a­tion.

She is a lib­er­al and cre­at­ive arts advoc­ate, hav­ing been involved in stu­dent-led pub­lish­ing plat­form ‘Seed­pro­ject’ with inter­na­tion­al read­er­ship.

In her free time, Jah­la is often found DJ-ing, design­ing altern­at­ive fash­ion, indul­ging her love of anime and geek­ing out on her beloved Mac­book Pro.