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Is Capitalism Compatible with Environmentalism?

26th February @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Journalist and broadcaster Jon Snow will guest chair a panel of experts—including the lead author of the Dasgupta Review—to examine the question of how we reconcile profit with protecting the planet.

How can we reconcile boosting profits with stewardship of our planet? Can we resolve the tension between these very different objectives? Through transforming the energy sector to rethinking the way we build houses, streets and entire cities, a range of reforms—such as a green new deal—have the potential to change the way we live, for the better.

But what are the political and economic obstacles that lie between reconciling capitalism and sustainable development? And what is the science that underpins it all? This virtual panel discussion will seek the answers.

Speakers include:

Jon Snow (Chair): Journalist and television presenter, the longest-running presenter of Channel 4 News.

Professor Joanna Haigh FRS: Climate scientist and Co-Director of the Grantham Institute, Imperial College 2014-2019.

Professor Robert Pollin: Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, UMass Amherst, co-author of Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal.

Anusha Shah FICE: Director of Resilient Cities, Arcadis, Vice-President, Institution of Civil Engineers and Visiting Professor at King’s College London on Climate Adaptation, Sustainability and Inclusive Design.

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta: Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge and lead author of the 2021 Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity

Further speakers to be announced.

This event is part of the Science Museum Group’s series of Climate Talks.


26th February
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Science Museum Group
Exhibition Road,
London, London SW7 2DD United Kingdom

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