What can the past tell us about a net zero future?

It’s easy to get caught-up in the urgent push for change, but we don’t often take a step back and look at the net zero transition in the context of our history and the kind of future we imagine. Doing so can be worth our while because in many ways, we’ve actually been here before.

In this episode we ask what we can we learn from past experience to help our transition to net-zero? How can we make sure that the massive and ambitious change ahead is one that promotes individual and societal wellbeing? How can we use our understanding of what went before us to our advantage in what’s yet to come?

This episode includes extracts from our Third Thursday webinar which was held on Thursday 25th February.

Music on this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions and Phill Ward Music (www.phillward.com)

Show notes

This episode includes extracts from our Third Thursday webinar which was held on Thursday 25th February and you can watch the full video of the discussion on our website. The event was chaired by one of the Catapult’s Associates, Max Wide, an advisor on organisational change and transformation strategy advisor. The discussion panellists were;

  • Victoria Lawson, Executive Director for Environment, Culture and Customer Services at the London Borough of Hounslow
  • Dr Carlos Lopez-Galviz, Senior Lecturer in The Theory and Methods of Social Futures at Lancaster University
  • Philippa Oldham, Stakeholder Engagement Director at the Advanced Propulsion Centre

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