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Wednesday 20 January 2021

Mike Berners-Lee On What You Can Do To Save The Planet (online)

Science &
Technology

Climate change, feeding the world, biodiversity, plastics – the list of environmental concerns seems endless. But which of these is the most pressing and, given the global nature of the challenges we face, what can any of us do as individuals to make a difference? Do we all need to become vegan? Is local food best? How should we spend and invest our money? On January 20 leading carbon expert Mike Berners-Lee, author of the bestselling book There Is No Planet B, comes to Intelligence Squared to answer these and other questions. Having crunched the numbers, he will argue that there is a course of action we can all follow which doesn’t require donning a hair shirt. And reflecting on the turbulent last 12 months, he will tackle the thorny issues of protests, pandemics, wildfires and more.

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Mike Berners-Lee On What You Can Do To Save The Planet (online)


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SPEAKER
  • Mike Berners-Lee

    Sustainability expert and author of the newly updated There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

 

 

Chair
  • Jenny Kleeman

    Award winning journalist, broadcaster and documentary film-maker

 

Speakers are subject to change.


Location
  • Online event
Time
  • Wednesday 20 January 2021
  • 6pm to 7pm GMT



Speakers

SPEAKER

Mike Berners-Lee

Sustainability expert and author of the newly updated There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years


Writer and consultant on sustainability and responses to the challenges of the 21st century. He is a professor in the Institute for Social Futures at Lancaster University and the founder of Small World Consulting, advising organisations from small businesses to the biggest tech giants on carbon metrics, targets and actions. His recent book, There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years, has been updated in a new edition. Previous books include How Bad Are Bananas?: The Carbon Footprint of Everything and The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

 

 

Chair

Jenny Kleeman

Award winning journalist, broadcaster and documentary film-maker


Award winning journalist, broadcaster and documentary film-maker. She presents the Breakfast show on Times Radio from Friday to Sunday and is the author of Sex Robots and Vegan Meat: Adventures at the Frontier of Birth, Food, Sex & Death.

 

Speakers are subject to change.