RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points.
In an edited extract from the second event in our brand-new series, we adopted a 'Question Time' format, and gathered expert representatives in each of what we feel are the seven main dimensions of the climate problem: science, behaviour, democracy, law, technology, economy and culture.
Our panel provided expert insights into the competing priorities, responsibility voids and overlapping areas of jurisdiction that make climate change such a difficult issue to resolve.
Panellists included Economist, LSE, Lord Nicholas Stern; climate scientist, UCL, Chris Rapley CBE; Green Party member of the London Assembly, Baroness Jenny Jones; Co-founder, Futerra, Solitaire Townsend; green-energy entrepreneur and founder of Solarcentury, Jeremy Leggett; psychoanalytic psychotherapist, Rosemary Randall; environmental lawyer, Friends of the Earth, Jake White.
David Wallace-Wells shows how the carbon we’ve released into the atmosphere in the last 25 years has taken us to the brink of climate catastrophe. The fate of humanity is in our hands, and the time to act is now.
Daniel Coyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, reveals the team-building skills behind some of the most effective organisations in the world.
Matthew Taylor speaks with Neil Young about his stance on music, authenticity, innovation, democracy and the environment and how they braid together in his work over the decades.