We are living in the Anthropocene – the ‘Age of Humans’. The science across every spectrum is clear. Our current rate of consumption is unsustainable and scientists warn of catastrophe.
Transformation is imperative, and as a way of mitigating, we talk about ‘living sustainably’ to achieve our growth targets, development goals, and aspirations.
But, what does this all mean?
How realistic is the ‘sustainable development agenda, and why are we not transitioning more effectively?
Is the Covid-19 pandemic symptomatic of a larger environmental problem?
Does humanity have the capacity to change the way we live? And if so, do we have sufficient time?
Either way, attempting to transform our societies could turn out to be our greatest ever collective challenge.
If you are concerned about the plight of this planet and human behaviour as well as the possible future scenarios, then please join us for an insightful and lively discussion on this complex topic.
Ian Michler is a world-renowned environmental journalist. He has spent the last 30 years working as a safari operator (www.inventafrica.com), a specialist guide, an environmental photojournalist, and a consultant. He has written for several local and international publications, like his monthly column for Africa Geographic magazine. Ian was the moving spirit behind the award-winning feature documentary called Blood Lions (www.bloodlions.org) and its global campaign.
If you are interested, then please join us on Thursday 23 July at 7 pm (GMT+2).