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COP 26 - is Radical Action Required ?!

Updated: Sep 22, 2021

The Fourth Environmental Frontline event

is on the 23rd September 2021.

These events investigate the burning environmental issues of the day.

Now ‘Radical Action Required’ (phrase origin here from the FT) is to be held either side of COP 26, to investigate the world’s environmental trajectory since Paris 2015, and future; discussing whether radical action is required?

If so, what?

The first event was on the ‘Pandemic Plastic- a burning issue?’ (link here); secondly, ‘Sea of Scandals’ (link here); thirdly “ Plastics in our Oceans: what can we do to turn the tide?”(link here).

Panellists will include:

  • Professor Paul Ekins (Professor of Resources and Environmental Policy, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Resources, and Director of Research at the School of Sustainable Resources and Energy at University College London) @UCL_ISR

  • Dr. Shailaja Fennell, Regional Transformation and Economic Security, University of Cambridge

  • Georgia Elliott-Smith, Environmental Engineer and UNESCO Special Envoy for Youth & the Environment, currently engaged in legal action against the UK Government on the omission of waste incineration from the UK emissions trading scheme. (@georgiaes)

  • Will Webster, Energy Policy Manager OGUK (Oil and Gas UK @OGUKenergy)

  • the event will be moderated by the BBC's Science Editor, David Shuckman @davidshukmanbbc

They will discuss the Earth's environmental trajectory since Paris 2015; what radical action is required now, and what is expected at COP 26, in Glasgow.

After COP 26, they will reconvene on the 25th November to discuss what happened and the immediate future.

The aim of these events is to further all of our understanding of the burning environmental issues of the day…..the environment is the frontline for all of us; as Governments and councils and organisations declare climate and ecological emergencies- are their causes for positivity? What must we do? What will we do?

The organisers, A Future without Rubbish CIC (here) improve schools and organisation’s environmental impact and organise the acclaimed ‘A Future without Rubbish’ programme, which works in schools in the UK, India having started in Romania.

#environmentalfrontline events are organised and curated by Luke Douglas-Home of Clear Public Space and A Future without Rubbish CIC, and Pranvera Smith of the Frontline Online, with advice from Professor Maurer of the EU Commission. Attend here!

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