In association with Greenpeace
Almost everything is predictable. What crises are on the horizon?
How do we prepare for those that are a reality now (climate, inequality and poverty)? How can radical transformation result from a cataclysmic event?
The actions taken to suppress the spread of Covid-19 have revealed what society is capable of doing when faced with a threat. Governments and businesses around the world, have shown swift and decisive responses to the crisis, demonstrating how quickly change can happen when humanity comes together and acts on the advice of scientists.
In contrast, the global response to the climate crisis has been marked by sluggish responses to environmental commitments, political apathy and businesses continuing as normal in the face of devastating scientific predictions. Has the response to Covid-19 highlighted that business can lead collective action against climate change or will its devastating economic impact further entrench those who seem unwilling to recognise the need for urgent action?
With John Sauven (Greenpeace UK)
UN Global Goals (1) No poverty (2) Zero hunger (6) Clean water and sanitation (7) Affordable and clean energy (10) Reduced inequalities (11) Sustainable cities and communities (12) Responsible consumption and production (13) Climate action (14) Life below water (15) Life on land