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By bringing together people from across the political, social and cultural spectrum in a collaborative spirit, the Big Tent hopes to develop an antidote to our broken political system.

Bright Blue is hosting two panel discussions at the Big Tent Ideas Festival in the Environment and Health tent:

From zero to hero: an attainable target, or headed for failure? (10:30 – 11:20)

With a newly established net zero greenhouse emissions goal for the UK by 2050 on the back of the major Net Zero report, the UK is aiming to deeply decarbonise it’s industries and households over the next decade. But, just how feasible is reaching net zero? What are the best ways to reach it? And what are the challenges?

No more hot air: from pollution to solution (11:40 – 12:30)

Air pollution is estimated to contribute to the pre-mature deaths of 40,000 people in the UK alone. The Government has been taken to court multiple times over illegal levels of NO2, and lost each time. How can this environmental crisis be resolved? Who should have the responsibility to tackle it? And, ultimately, can air pollution ever be resolved, given there is no ‘safe’ level of it?

Speakers at our sessions include: George Freeman MP (Minister of State for Transport), Peter Kyle MP (Member of Parliament for Hove), Stephanie Boland (Digital Editor, Prospect Magazine), and many more.

Date: Saturday 31st August, 2019, 09:00 – 20:00

Venue: Mudchute Park and Farm, Pier Street, London, E14 3HP

RSVP and further details: Here