Sustainability in a Selfish World: Environmentalism vs Economics

The world’s largest public goods dilemma: every nation is having a significant impact on our global environment, however, only some nations are beginning to take actions to mitigate the overwhelming effects of climate change.

On a competitive international platform, many governments continue to make decisions which offer greater economic prospects, in light of alternative, more environmental decisions.

How can we promote environmental decision making in governance, particularly in cases where ‘green’ policies do not provide the most competitive outcomes?

Chaired by:

Lucy Siegle – Environmental Journalist and Writer.

Panellists including:

Hugo Tagholm – CEO of Surfers Against Sewage

Dr. Claire Craig CBE – Chief Science Policy Officer at the Royal Society

Dr. Chris Jones – Senior Lecturer in Social and Environmental Psychology, University of Surrey

Professor Sir Charles Godfray CBE – Director of the Oxford Martin School, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, and PI for Food Systems at the Biodiversity Institute