Democratise to Decarbonise: Transforming Democracy to Save the Planet

06 Nov

Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN., G12 8QN

Saturday 06 Nov 21

Both in the UK and around the world, we are increasingly dependent on state power to avert climate breakdown.

On the face of it, this seems ok, in a democracy, we elect our government to enact laws and policies that safeguard our wellbeing and that of future generations. But despite grand promises at election time, successive UK governments have ignored decades of public pressure to act on the climate crisis.

So we’re here to ask – is the democratic system in the UK even currently capable of delivering the change we need? Or are we asking for oranges from an apple tree? Do we need to democratise to decarbonise?

As part of the Common Ground Fest.


More about event location

Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8QN.

Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow G12 8QN, UK

Get directions

See more events...

04 Dec 04 Dec

2021 Conference and AGM

The conference will feature a presentation and Q&A session on the Society’s work in 2021, followed by keynote speeches from...

ERS online meeting