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Rio+20: Green Growth or Greenwash?

Chatham House, London

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James Cameron, Founder and Non-executive Chairman, Climate Change Capital
John Elkington, Founder and Executive Chairman, Volans; Founder, SustainAbility
Sean Lockie, Director, Faithful + Gould, Atkins Group
Chair: Richard Black, Environment Correspondent, BBC


The Rio+20 Earth Summit closed amidst widespread dissatisfaction due to the dearth of tangible progress. As part of the Chatham House Debate Series, the panel of speakers will scrutinize whether a top-down approach to tackling global environmental challenges is anachronistic in a multi-polar and leaderless world.

The panel will debate the future of global summitry, the prospects for collective environmental goal-setting, the role of business and the alternative visions that can drive global change.