A green new world: is anyone really listening?



As we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic – one of the biggest global threats we’ve faced in our lifetime – how do we bring focus back to the climate emergency, another global threat that’s becoming increasingly urgent?

Over the last few months, we’ve radically shifted the way we work, travel, connect with our communities and spend our leisure time, to keep ourselves and each other safe.

As a result, we’ve seen a (temporary) drop in emissions, and a chance for nature to begin to recover from decades of overconsumption, pollution and destruction.

Now, as we try to find our way “back to normal”, we have a unique opportunity to build a better, greener future – a society that works for everyone, planet included.

But in the rush to restart the economy, are we at risk of losing the lessons learnt during our ‘pandemic pause’?

Will our green messages get drowned out in the noise, as shops and offices reopen and we are swept back into our work/spend cycle of mass consumption?

And what changes will businesses, governments and individuals need to adopt if we truly are going to build back better?

In this panel discussion for World Environment Day 2020, #EthicalHour founder Sian Conway is joined by sustainability experts from business, academia and politics to discuss what we can really do to engage people with the climate crisis, social justice and our fight to build a better world.

Connect with our panelists:

Livvy Drake – Sustainable Sidekicks:
http://www.sustainablesidekicks.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/livvy-drake-49105252/

Asha Mistry – University of Leicester:
https://le.ac.uk/enterprise/development/innovation-hub/support-for-smes/sustainable-development
https://www.linkedin.com/in/asha-mistry-b91764119/

Sandy Hore-Ruthven – Bristol Green Party:
https://sandy4mayor.co.uk/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandy-hore-ruthven-b5b94030/

George Cole – Resource Futures:
https://www.resourcefutures.co.uk/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-cole-68696657/

You can also find details of Livvy’s Sustainability Policy workshop here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/workshop-create-an-engaging-sustainability-policy-tickets-106903322716

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