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.
Ed Miliband (@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.
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.
Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEClimateProtest
This event forms part of the “Shape the World” series, held in the run up to the LSE Festival, a week-long series of events taking place from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, free to attend and open to all, exploring how social sciences can make the world a better place. The full programme will be available online from January 2020.
Podcast & Video
A podcast of this event is available to download from Protest and Power: can climate activism save the planet?
The recording of the Facebook Live of this event is available to watch at Protest and Power: can climate activism save the planet?
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