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online: The Green Uprising: webinar

July 14, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


We will be tackling an essential debate that advocates for freer markets have too often ignored: the environment.

I will be joined by Zion Lights, the UK director of Environmental Progress and a former Extinction Rebellion spokesperson, as well as Christopher Barnard, the President and Founder of the British Conservation Alliance.


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The Green Revolution

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 at 6.00pm

Environmentalism has become almost apocalyptic. We are told how humanity is threatening our planet, destroying natural habitats and we are on the verge of all life on earth becoming extinct. One in five British children are having nightmares about climate change, according to a survey by pollster Savanta-ComRes for BBC Newsround.

This debate has become heavily partisan, with one side claiming moral superiority while the other is suspicious about real motivations. In the end, we all want to ensure the natural world is safeguarded.

In response to all the doom and gloom, a new green uprising is seeking to reclaim an optimistic, progressive environmentalism. An environmentalism that focuses on tackling climate change and protecting natural resources, not political revolution. An environmentalism that embraces private property rights, markets, and the price mechanism, as well as scientific solutions such as nuclear energy and GMOs.

To discuss this positive approach to environmental policy, we have assembled a top-notch panel.


  • Matthew Lesh is the Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute and authored the ‘Market Environmentalism: The Best Way to Protect Our Planet’ chapter in Green Market Revolution (Host).
  • Zion Lights is the UK director of Environmental Progress and nuclear energy advocate, former spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and author of ‘The Ultimate Guide to Green Parenting’.
  • Christopher Barnard is the President and Founder of the British Conservation Alliance and editor of ‘Green Market Revolution: How Market Environmentalism Can Protect Nature and Save the World’


Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Time: 6.00pm – 7.00pm

The webinar will begin at 6.00pm, with an audience Q&A session taking place at approximately 6.45pm. The webinar will conclude at 7.00pm.

I hope you’ll be able to join us,


Matthew Lesh, Head of Research
Adam Smith Institute
23 Great Smith St,
London SW1P 3DJ

Web: adamsmith.org
Email: matthew.lesh@adamsmith.org
Twitter: @matthewlesh


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July 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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