“It can’t go on like this.”
Coal gas and oil still make up 80 per cent of the world’s energy. The rainforests are burning, the oceans acidic and there has already been an insect Armageddon.
Join us at Dulverton Town Hall at 6.30 on the 26.03.24 for a talk by the eminent Oxford economist, Professor Sir Dieter Helm. Dieter has just published his hugely important new book “Legacy: How to Build the Sustainable Economy” that confronts the critical problem of our time: what does it take to truly live within our environmental means?
Professor Helm will set out to answer this question – outlining his vision of the sustainable economy and discussing its key features: why polluters have to pay, why the current generation would have to fund the necessary maintenance of our natural assets, and why we have to save to invest in the future.
It is a tough message because we are a long way from meeting these conditions and it is the young, who will inherit this legacy, who will be faced with dealing with its consequences.
Dieter will talk about how we can mend our ways. In doing so, he will highlight the feebleness of current approaches to net zero and biodiversity loss as well as our great neglect of the core infrastructures, and the ways we are failing the next generation.
The talk will be followed by a question and answer session and Dieter’s book will be available for purchase.