Assad Razzouk – Saving the Planet without the Bullshit

In this provocative manifesto, Assaad Razzouk argues that for far too long green activism has been unfocused and distracted, trying to go in too many directions, focusing too much on individual behaviour. Whilst the impact of planting trees and carbon off-setting is useful, they’re dwarfed by the one big event that simply must happen, very soon: massively curtailing the activities of the hydrocarbon and petrochemicals industry.

Full of counter-intuitive statistics and positive suggestions for individual and collective action, Razzouk’s views will profoundly change how you view the climate crisis.

Chaired by Dr Jules Montague


‘Fast paced and energetic‘ Financial Times

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Great Hall, Hexham Abbey
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22 Apr 2023


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