George Monbiot

What a Green Government Could do if it Really Tried

Coleridge Lectures/
Wed 25 February 2015

George Monbiot

What a Green Government Could do if it Really Tried

Wed 25 February 2015,

David Cameron promised his government would be the greenest government ever. George Monbiot says he’s failed – and failed badly. There’s clearly a need for radical change. But what could a green government do if it really wanted to be green? George Monbiot looks at what a green government’s programmes and policy could be examining,including among others, food, transport, energy, wildlife, rewilding, nuclear power and climate change and the impact this would have on individuals, communities, cities and the world. He presents the case he would make to parliament, the country, and the international negotiations on climate change.

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This lecture is part of a new annual series inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s radical lectures in Bristol in 1795. It is part of The Romantic Poets and Bristol programme, which celebrates the life of Thomas Chatterton, Hannah More, Willam Wordsworth, Coleridge and others in the city, and Bristol as the place where Romanticism was born with the first publication of the Lyrical Ballads. The programme focuses especially on nature and the emotions, place and the environment, and also looks at Bristol as a city for science, philosophy, ideas and political debate at the time of Coleridge and today. The 2015 theme is Radical Green. Future themes are: Utopias (2016); Revolution (2017) and Peace (2018).

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