Prosperity, Security and Stability
  • Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Square Building

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In this Sustainable Earth Institute public talk, Tom Burke will outline the threat to prosperity, security and stability posed by our failure to accompany globalisation of opportunity with globalisation of responsibility. He will discuss the importance of maintaining the social and environmental conditions for prosperity while meeting the rising expectations of our burgeoning population.

Tom will stress the importance of maintaining a global rules based system and sharing sovereignty if we are to meet the challenges of the 21st century and identify climate change as the biggest threat to the future of anyone under 40, but also the opportunity to build the kind of world that offers our children life chances comparable to those we have enjoyed.


  • 18:00 – 18:30: Registration and networking
  • 18:30 – 19:40: Public talk: Prosperity, Security and Stability
  • 19:40 – 20:00: Q and A session

This free event is open to all, but booking is essential via the above link.

Biography: Tom Burke

Tom Burke has been a leading British environmentalist for over 45 years. He is Chairman and Founding Director of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism (Environmental Think Tank) and an Environmental Policy Adviser to Rio Tinto and a Visiting Professor at Imperial and University Colleges, London. He is Chairman of the Editorial Board of ENDS Magazine and writes a regular column in BusinessGreen magazine. He is a frequent environmental commentator on radio and TV.

Tom is a proud Plymothian. As a young boy he grew up in Ernesettle and attended St Boniface’s College. His sister, brother and niece are all prominent teachers in Plymouth and Tom always returns home for Christmas – he has never missed a year yet!

Tom was an Executive Director of Friends of the Earth during the seventies, Director of the Green Alliance in the eighties and was a Special Advisor to three Environment Secretaries in the nineties.

Look Tom up on Wikipedia or visit him on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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