#TalkBU with Rick Stafford

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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Fusion Building, FG04

Fern Barrow

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16 May 2019

12:00-13:00pm

FG04, Fusion Building

Forget the reusable coffee cup, it’s time to take action. Effective ways to tackle environmental breakdown

David Attenborough’s recent climate change documentary and Extinction Rebellion’s protests in London have brought home the message of climate change in recent weeks. Add to this biodiversity loss, land use change, deforestation and unsustainable food production, and it is clear we are facing Environmental Breakdown. Government and corporation responses have so far been poor, and are often token gestures such as eliminating plastic straws, which scientific evidence shows to be ‘relatively’ harmless. There is a lack of willingness from the rich and powerful in society to accept what Gretta Thunberg calls ‘System Change’, and Guardian Journalist George Monbiot has recently called for an end to Capitalism.

The key question is, what does a changed system look like?

In this session Rick Stafford will present some key policies for discussion, which will address the underlying and fundamental causes of environmental breakdown as well as provide a fairer and more equitable society. System change can provide benefits to the majority of the population, and certainly isn’t as scary as the alternative of business as usual.

For further information on this event please contact iralfe@bournemouth.ac.uk

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Fusion Building, FG04

Fern Barrow

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BH12 5BB

United Kingdom

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