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To reach our climate goals we need to generate innovative solutions across a vast range of sectors that will essentially save the planet.

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To reach our climate goals we need academia, industry and the public sector to build the momentum to generate the innovative solutions across a vast range of sectors that will essentially save the planet!

Optimism is reasonable, given that within solutions lie opportunities for business, investors and governments alike. Whether it’s Elon Musk’s research and development of Tesla; to the UK inventors of a sea-weed based alternative to plastic; or the vertical farming revolution, investors and inventors are discovering that profit margins and green-solutions to the climate emergency are not mutually exclusive.

Join the panel to hear from some of the innovators at the forefront, the barriers they faced and their hopes for the future.

Panellists:

Pierre Paslier, Innovation and design engineer and co-founder, Notpla

David Farquhar, Chief Executive, Intelligent Growth Solutions

Jaganndha Pawan Tamvada, Associate Professor in Strategy and Innovation, University of Southampton

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The Festival of Politics is an annual festival hosted by the Scottish Parliament. The Festival of Politics is open to everyone. It aims to engage, inspire and inform.

Find out more and book tickets to other Festival of Politics events: www.festivalofpolitics.scot

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This is the 17th year that the Scottish Parliament has hosted The Festival of Politics.

Taking place over five days, our free online panel sessions allow you to have your say and debate if the world has gone past its tipping point or if it can be saved through science, technology and innovative action. Themed around the United Nations’ Sustainable Goals, we will also explore the impact of climate on other issues such as poverty and inequality.

Book your free tickets now and find out more about Scotland’s place in tackling the world’s climate crisis as it prepares to host global leaders for the COP26 conference.

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