Protest and Power: can climate activism save the planet?

Date: 9 Oct 2019 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
Speaker(s): Ed Miliband MP, James Murray, Farhana Yamin
Venue: LSE Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3LJ

Extinction Rebellion block the road near the Royal Courts of Justice in central London during protests in July 2019

Can climate activism – from Extinction Rebellion to the school climate strikes – bring about the radical change in government and business that is needed to stop runaway global warming?

The Grantham Research Institute hosts a debate about what works in climate politics, and what role street protests can play.

Speakers

Ed Miliband MP (@Ed_Miliband) is a former leader of the Labour Party and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. He is MP for Doncaster North and an alumnus of LSE.

James Murray (@James_BG) is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of BusinessGreen.

Farhana Yamin (@farhanaclimate), international lawyer and environmental activist.

Chair

Robert Falkner is Research Director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE.


The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (@GRI_LSE) was established by the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008 to create a world-leading centre for policy-relevant research and training on climate change and the environment, bringing together international expertise on economics, finance, geography, the environment, international development and political economy.

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Booking

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

Tickets can be requested via LSE’s online ticket request form which will be live from around 6pm on Wednesday 2 October until at least 12noon on Thursday 3 October.

 

 

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