Thursday, 24 September 2015, 9am – 11am, London SW1
- Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP writes in the Sunday Telegraph 20 September 2015
- The Sunday Telegraph Editorial 20 September 2015
- 2015 09 20 PRESS RELEASE Ecomodernism
- The Ecomodernist Manifesto
UK 2020 is delighted to be hosting Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus of the Breakthrough Institute and authors of An Eco-modernist Manifesto. This event will consider the future of environmentalism, and how policy at a UN, EU and state level needs to be guided by science and not ideology. Joining the panel are Mark Lynas of the Alliance for Science at Cornell University, Matt Ridley and Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, former UK Environment Secretary.
- Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Chairman, UK 2020
- Matt Ridley, Author
- Mark Lynas, Cornell Alliance for Science, Cornell University, NY
- Michael Shellenberger, President, Breakthrough Institute, CA
- Ted Nordhaus, Chairman, Breakthrough Institute, CA
- Chris Bullivant, Executive Director, UK 2020
- Thursday 24 September 2015 09.00 – 11.00 Registration, Tea and Coffee Reception
S T Lee Reading Room, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Attendance by invitation only.
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Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP
Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP has been the Member of Parliament for North Shropshire since 1997. Owen was Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2012 – 2014), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2010 – 2012), Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2007 – 2010), Shadow Minister for Transport (2006 – 2007), Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2003 – 2005), PPS to the Leader of the Opposition (2001 – 2003), and Opposition Whip (2000 – 2001). As a backbencher he sat on the Agriculture, European Scrutiny, and Welsh Affairs Select Committees. He founded UK 2020 in 2014 in order to research and publish optimistic, outward-looking, electorally viable conservative policies as a vital contribution to the Conservative Party. Owen read History at the University of Cambridge, he also attended the National Leathers College, and spent twenty years in the leather industry before entering Parliament.
Matt Ridley, Author
Matt Ridley’s books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 30 languages, been short-listed for nine major literary prizes and won several awards. His TED talk “When Ideas Have Sex” has been viewed more than two million times. With BA and DPhil degrees from Oxford University, he worked for the Economist for nine years as science editor, Washington correspondent and American editor, before becoming a self-employed writer and businessman. He was founding chairman of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle. He was non-executive chairman of Northern Rock plc and Northern 2 VCT plc. He also commissioned the Northumberlandia landform sculpture and country park. He founded the Mind and Matter column in the Wall Street Journal and is a weekly columnist for The Times. As Viscount Ridley, he was elected to the House of Lords in February 2013. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Photo Credit: Peter Walton
Michael Shellenberger, President, Breakthrough Institute, CA
Michael Shellenberger is a leading global thinker on energy and the environment. He is cofounder and president of Breakthrough Institute, and coauthor of An Ecomodernist Manifesto. His book Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, coauthored with Ted Nordhaus, was called “the best thing to happen to environmentalism since Silent Spring” by Wired. In 2008, he was named a TIME magazine “Hero of the Environment.”
Ted Nordhaus, Chairman, Breakthrough Institute, CA
AN ECOMODERNIST MANIFESTO