Climate Change Action & Eco-Climate Anxiety
29th July 2021 at 8-9pm – Free Ticketed Virtual Discussion + Q&A
At COP25 (2019) climate scientists estimated the world had only twelve years to tackle the problem of greenhouse gas emissions. In November 2021 the UK will be hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), with the conference’s ambitious aim of “Uniting the World to Tackle Climate Change”. The problem is, many nations lack urgency, and continue with Business As Usual. The UK says it will strive to be carbon neutral by 2050, which is twenty years after the “deadline’ set by the climate scientists. Does this remind you of an apathetic Covid response that large nations took?
How can we alleviate our own fears and anxiety about this? What can we do to redirect that energy to create positive actions to alleviate society’s contribution to climate change?
Join our discussion on the 29th July with:
Chris Hyde is chair of the Surrey Climate Commission transport group, and is working with others to deliver a more sustainable approach to transport across Surrey. He is also a transport planner and has worked with Transport for London. He was in the team that wrote the first Mayor’s transport strategy, briefing Mayor Ken Livingstone on walking and cycling policy and strategy.
Maria Gabauerova is an active member of Extinction Rebellion (XR) in Guildford since late 2019 and a member of Doctors for XR since mid 2020. Maria is also a student mental health nurse at the University of Surrey.
Esther Prior is St John's Vicar. In her last APCM, she outlined a bold vision to see St John become carbon neutral by 2030
Dal Hettiaratchi has been working as a counselor for about 15 years with a Christian charity who provide counselling to those who cannot afford to pay the full price for it. In her job she has dealt with many issues around anxiety and depression. Dal has a BSc in Psychology and BACP accredited integrative counselling diploma from Guildford.
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