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.