Wed, 17 February 2021

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm GMT

Bill Gates – How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

In Conversation With Alok Sharma

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“It’s easy to feel powerless in the face of a problem as big as climate change. But you’re not powerless. And you don’t have to be a politician or a philanthropist to make a difference.” – Bill Gates

In conversation with Alok Sharma, President of the COP26 Climate Conference and former Secretary of State for Business, Bill Gates will set out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bill has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, political science, and finance, he has focused on what must be done in order to stop the planet’s slide toward certain environmental disaster.

He will explain not only why we need to work toward net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, but also details what we need to do to achieve this profoundly important goal.

All tickets to this livestream event include a copy of Bill’s urgent, authoritative new book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster:The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need.

This livestream event is held in partnership with Penguin Live and Waterstones.

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Bill Gates

Technologist, business leader, and philanthropist

Bill Gates is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist. In 1975, he cofounded Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen; today he and his wife, Melinda, are cochairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He also launched Breakthrough Energy, an effort to commercialize clean energy and other climate-related technologies. He and Melinda have three children and live in Medina, Washington.

Alok Sharma

President for COP 26

Alok Sharma was appointed full-time President for COP 26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. He was previously Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and President for COP 26, Secretary of State for International Development, Minister of State for Employment at the Department of Work and Pensions, and Minister of State for Housing and Planning, for the Department for Communities and Local Government.