COVID and Climate: Apocalypse and Alternatives

Professor Andrew SamuelsTuesday 28th April 5.00pm Can psychotherapy, counselling and depth psychology contribute to securing the place of a green agenda at the heart of mainstream politics? Most of us want this, but, as many commentators agree, not enough progress is being made. Are there psychological reasons for this shortfall? Andrew Samuels argues that toContinue reading “COVID and Climate: Apocalypse and Alternatives”

How to Save the World for Free

Natalie FeeMonday 23rd March 5.00pm Opening the festival’s Horizon Talks is award-winning environmental campaigner, author, speaker and founder of City to Sea Natalie Fee. She’ll be sharing her journey as a founder and change-maker,  as well as tips and ideas from her new book, How to Save the World for Free. We know that a better world is possible.Continue reading “How to Save the World for Free”

Environmental Justice – The activists campaigning for cleaner London air

Rosamund Adoo Kissi-Debrah & Georgia Elliott-SmithFriday 1st May 5.00pm Two environmental campaigners provide insights from the frontline of their fight against climate change and air pollution. Their personal stories will show how they became involved in activism and how anyone can confront powerful the forces of business-as-usual to make a positive difference. Rosamund Adoo Kissi-DebrahContinue reading “Environmental Justice – The activists campaigning for cleaner London air”

Climate Change on our Blue World – Past, Present and Future

Dr Matthew Genge Tuesday 24th March 5.00pm Climate change is nothing new, our planet’s climate has changed continually throughout its long history from freezing ice ages to periods of searing deserts. Why then should we be concerned about the changes that are occurring now? The answer lies in the history of our planet. It revealsContinue reading “Climate Change on our Blue World – Past, Present and Future”

Melting Minds – Does Climate Change Impact Mental Health?

Dr Emma LawranceWednesday 8th April 5.00pm Climate change has growing implications for every aspect of our society, but health impacts have only recently received significant attention. As more people witness the effects of the changing climate on their homes, communities and environments, or learn about future scenarios, more people are speaking out about the emotionalContinue reading “Melting Minds – Does Climate Change Impact Mental Health?”

Learning How to Feed the Planet in Response to COVID-19

Trees A Crowd Podcast Recording live from the festival, David Oakes will be hosting his fun-filled podcast ‘Trees a Crowd’, with special guest Edward Davey of The Food and Land Use Coalition at the World Resources Institute. The two will be chatting about Edward’s recently published book Given Half a Chance: Ten Ways to SaveContinue reading “Learning How to Feed the Planet in Response to COVID-19”

Zero Emissions, Lifestyles, Values

Professor Julian Allwood Julian Allwood is Professor of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Cambridge. He worked for 10 years for Alcoa, prior to developing an academic career, initially at Imperial College, and from 2000 in Cambridge. In parallel with developing new manufacturing technologies for metals, he has built up a research groupContinue reading “Zero Emissions, Lifestyles, Values”

Compassion versus Consumerism

Charlotte ZamboniGlobal Action PlanMonday 30th March 5.00pm Natasha Parker, of environmental charity Global Action Plan, leads a discussion focussed on the damage of consumerism and how we can all use our compassionate side to challenge these harmful consumerist values. The discussion will raise the fundamental but tricky questions about the harms caused by consumerism. WeContinue reading “Compassion versus Consumerism”

Bella Lack

Bella LackThursday 2nd April 5.00pm Bella Lack is a 17-year-old conservationist and ambassador for the Born Free Foundation, STAE, RSPCA and Jane Goodall Institute. She is also part of the Ivory Alliance, which is a group of ‘influencers’ and politicians working to combat the Illegal Wildlife Trade. She uses the power of technology (in the formContinue reading “Bella Lack”

Our Zero-carbon Energy Future

Dr Ajay GambhirMonday 11th May 5.00pm In this presentation, Dr Ajay Gambhir will briefly explain the scientific evidence that indicates why we need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions so rapidly. He will then describe the different technologies and measures that are available to us to “decarbonise” our energy system, which is responsible for mostContinue reading “Our Zero-carbon Energy Future”