WebTV Show: Business Doing More With Less – Join The Debate
Show date: 8th October
Show time: 13:00 GMT
The United Nations (UN) backed environmental organisation, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), recently issued a report stating that it is "extremely likely" that mankind has contributed towards climate change.
After years of wrangling, the IPPC report released on the 27th September said that global warming was "unequivocal" and went as far as saying that the probability that current levels of climate change, particularly the rate of warming since the 1950s, have been influenced by humans.
The key point in this report is that the evidence has been better understood through advances in climate system observations, better understanding of these systems and improved climate models.
The UN’s Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, called the report an essential part of working toward a global agreement on action by 2015.
Governments of countries around the world are being urged to take action to limit the effects of climate change and all sectors of society are being asked to do their bit, from governments themselves, to academia, civil sectors, finance and of course, the business sector.
Should Business be Involved?
But what role can and even should business play in reducing the effects of climate change?
Today’s WebTV show at 1pm will look at the subject and experts will be discussing whether business has a role to play in limiting environmental change.
In the studio will be Dax Lovegrove from WWF, Martin Chilcott from 2degrees and André Veneman, Director of Sustainability at AkzoNobel.
The guests will debate the subject of sustainability and whether it is possible for business to deliver more value from less resources.
If you have any questions for the panel, click here and submit them before the show.
The full WebTV show on doing more with less will be showing live at 1pm so make sure you go to http://www.studiotalk.tv/show/doing-more-with-less-join-the-debate by then.