Tue, 15 September 2020

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT

How Other Countries Solved the World’s Biggest Problems (And We Can Too)

Andrew Wear in conversation with Matthew Stadlen

From life expectancy to clean energy, inequality to crime, the world’s biggest problems have all been solved somewhere. Andrew Wear investigates what we can learn.

Denmark: set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
Iceland: top of the gender equality rankings for a decade, and counting.
South Korea: average life expectancy will soon reach ninety.
If other countries can do it, so can we. By bringing together for the first time tried and tested solutions to society’s most pressing problems, from violence to inequality, Andrew Wear joins us to show that the world we want to live in is already within reach. Wear makes tangible, practical suggestions for what we can all do to improve, taking inspiration from the world’s great problem-solvers.
This talk is a much-needed dose of optimism in an atmosphere of doom and gloom. Join us for a celebration of the power of human ingenuity to make the future brighter for everyone.
This event takes place 12:00pm BST.

Matthew Stadlen

Broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host.

Matthew Stadlen is a broadcaster, writer and regular How To Academy host. Previously he was an LBC presenter, wrote The Matthew Stadlen Interview for the Telegraph and presented the TV series Five Minutes With and On The Road With for the BBC. He is a birdwatcher and photographer, and his book How To See Birds is out now. Twitter: @matthewstadlen