On April 23, 2015, St. Paul's Cathedral in London convened a forum on climate change chaired by the Bishop of Salisbury himself. Laurence Brahm presented the "environmental economics" approach with renewable and efficient energy as the next potential global economic driver. The book "Fusion Economics" was presented and on sale at the event which packed the crypt of St. Paul's with an enthusiastic audience. St. Paul's is particularly important in that it has served as the center and nexus of the Occupy London. Protesters were given refuge on the grounds of St. Paul's throughout the 2011 Occupy movement. St. Paul's emphasizes the importance of community empowerment and the fight against climate disruption.
Lead Bishop for Environment delivers St Paul’s keynote on climate change challenge
16th April 2015
Half a year into his new role as lead bishop for Environmental Affairs, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, will be giving a keynote speech at St Paul’s Cathedral that will explore the behavioural and organisational changes needed to mitigate climate change.
At a St Paul’s Institute event to be held on Thursday 23rd April at 6.30pm, in partnership with the Diocese of London, Bishop Holtam will be joined by a panel of prominent business and political leaders to explore the role that culture can play in overcoming the challenge of climate change, and how we can best harness a collective response across multiple levels of society.
Climate Change and the Common Good: The Cultural Challenge
Thursday 23 April | 6.30pm | Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral, London, EC4M 8AD
FREE TICKETS: climatechangeculture.eventbrite.com
Doors open at 6pm
The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam – Bishop of Salisbury (Keynote)
Laurence Brahm – Author and Social Entrepreneur
Stephen Howard – Chief Executive of Business in the Community
Bryony Worthington – Baroness Worthington, Founder of Sandbag.org.uk
The Revd Canon Prof Richard Burridge – Dean of King’s College London (Chair)
The panel discussion will be followed by a cultural space held in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. This space will see different organisations (including Tearfund, ShareAction, Eco Action Games, the Ethical Fashion Forum and the Climate Change Coalition) join artists, authors and architects to showcase a range of cultural responses to climate change.
What role might local communities play, and how can each of us contribute? How do we build the political will needed to instigate effective change? Will innovation in the business sector emerge quickly enough? Can arts and entertainment help overcome apathy towards action?
For opportunities before or after the debate, please contact Ed Holmes, Press and Communications Manager, St Paul’s Cathedral on 020 7246 8321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
St Paul's Institute seeks to foster an informed Christian response to the most urgent ethical and spiritual issues of our times: financial integrity, economic theory, and the meaning of the common good.