Actions and Detail Panel
The future of the planet - in whose hands?
Thu 6 April 2017, 19:00 – 21:00 BST
Join our host, BBC News Science Editor David Shukman, and four specialist speakers on April 6th to decide who holds the future of the planet in their hands.
Confirmed speakers: BBC News Science Editor David Shukman, Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack. More speakers to be announced soon.
When: Thursday 6th April, 7pm (bar opens 6pm)
Where: Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR
Cost: Free. Suggested £5 donation.
Population growth, the over-exploitation of natural resources and climate change are literally costing us our Earth. The Living Planet Index (2016) predicts a decline in wildlife populations of two-thirds by 2020, unless we take action now.
Although there are roles to be played by government, business, investors and the public - who potentially holds the balance of power? Which sector of society could do more to protect, preserve our most precious resources?
Leading BBC correspondent David Shukman will be chairing the debate about which sector holds the real power to address the biggest challenges we have ever faced and you will vote for who holds the key to the planet’s future.
- Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack, is representing government in this sustainability debate. Amelia says “Only through a green political movement which encompass social, environmental and economical change can we move towards a truly sustainable society”. Read more from Amelia on the Government's role to play in sustainability.
- Should business take the lead by embedding environmental sustainability into their activities and through the development of new technologies and business models?
- Maybe the investment community is set to become an unlikely rescuer as environmental change becomes an ever bigger risk?
- Or does ‘the answer lie in people power where the public themselves make the changes required to live more sustainably?
Book your free tickets today, put your questions to the panel and have your say.