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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Webinar: Are we ready for Environmental Breakdown?

An online webinar

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is delighted to invite you to an online event on responding to environmental breakdown.

Human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage and are eroding the conditions upon which enduring socioeconomic stability is possible. In many ways, the coronavirus crisis - a rapid and highly destructive system-wide shock - has provided an insight into the nature of risk resulting from environmental breakdown, and our lack of preparedness for it.  

This event will discuss how compounding environmental breakdown is creating a more destabilised, riskier world and explore the consequences for politics and policymaking, including the risks to security; the threat of regressive political movements; and the resilience of interconnected economic systems. Our speakers will consider what actions should be taken to realise more sustainable, just and prepared societies.  

This webinar is part of an ongoing series hosted by IPPR focused on the impact of the current health crisis on the agenda for climate, nature and the just transition. It will coincide with the publication of the final report of a major IPPR research programme—Responding to Environmental Breakdown— that has investigated how to realise a more sustainable, just and prepared society in response to climate and wider environmental breakdown. 

This event will take place on Wednesday 24th June at 16.00-17.30 (BST). The event will take place online using Zoom, which can be accessed via internet or phone. A link to join the webinar will be shared with you following registration. 

Our Speakers:

  • Professor Sir David King, Executive Chair, Centre for Climate Repair, University of Cambridge; Former Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK Government 
  • Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP (invited)
  • Fatima Zahra-Ibrahim, Founder, Green New Deal UK; Member of the IPPR Environmental Justice Commission (invited)
  • Carola Rackete, Ship Captain, Sea-Watch 
  • Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Associate Fellow, IPPR

Places are limited, please register for your ticket.

For more information on this event please contact [email protected].