What do we value in society?

Together for a Fair Climate Future
Discussion 2: What do we value in society?

Tuesday 9 March 2021
1:00 - 2:15 pm (1 hour 15 minutes)

The Covid-19 crisis has affected people around the world, causing uncertainty and pausing everyday activities. Leading to reflections on the ways we live our lives, what’s most important and how do our actions impact others in society? This event considers how social values may have shifted through the crisis and what values we need to live more sustainably. Asking:

• How has the Covid-19 pandemic made individuals, communities and businesses reassess what they value?
• What values, resources and practices can help us live through uncertain times?
• What values do we need to live more sustainably and how can these be put into action?
• How do we define success in society?
• Is it possible to move beyond a focus on economic growth to social and environmental wellbeing?
• What do we teach children and young people to value?

Live Panellists:
James Cameron - Senior Climate Advisor, Friend of COP
Tatheer Fatima - Coordinator, Climate Challenge Fund
Nancy Hey - Executive Director, What Works Centre for Wellbeing
Dylan Ngan - Philosophy Undergraduate, University College London, and Joint Second-Prize, Sustainability First Essay Competition 2020

With video contributions from:
Darren John - Artist and Imager Maker, Creativity under Quarantine
Dr Mark Williamson - Director, Action for Happiness
ob Shorter - Communities and Art Lead, DEAL (Doughnut Economics Action Lab)
Katherine Trebeck – Co-Founder, Wellbeing Economy Alliance
Kennedy Walker – Lead Campaigner, Platform

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