Join E3G co-founder and Chairman Tom Burke in conversation with Stephen Colegrave of Byline Times, discussing what consequences climate policy success or failure will have on democratic systems.
Without democracy, climate policy will fail. If climate policy fails democracy will die. To stay in power despots have to destroy all the machinery societies have ever invented to learn from their mistakes – a free press, independent judiciary, the rule of law, and active civil society organisations. There is no mistake-free pathway to a safe climate. If climate policy fails we will lose the food, water and energy security on which social cohesion in every country depends. Without social cohesion, democracy dies. This conversation will explore the political consequences of climate policy success and climate policy failure.