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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

Join Bill Gates as he gives us an antidote to the gloomier forecasts of impending climate disaster at this live conversation to celebrate the launch of his new book, How To Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and The Breakthroughs We Need.

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

In this exclusive UK event, he will share his wide-ranging, practical and accessible plans for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions, and give a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation, hear his thoughts on how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, and what breakthrough technologies are needed.

Join us for a positive and practical discussion, and don’t miss your opportunity to submit your own questions for the chair to put to Bill.

This event is a partnership between HowTo Academy and Penguin Live

Every ticket includes a copy of How To Avoid a Climate Disaster posted straight to your door. This should reach you in the 10 days after the event.

  • How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

  • In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets 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 Gates 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. In this book, he not only explains 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.

    He gives us a clear-eyed description of the challenges we face. Drawing on his understanding of innovation and what it takes to get new ideas into the market, he describes the areas in which technology is already helping to reduce emissions, where and how the current technology can be made to function more effectively, where breakthrough technologies are needed, and who is working on these essential innovations. Finally, he lays out a concrete, practical plan for achieving the goal of zero emissions-suggesting not only policies that governments should adopt, but what we as individuals can do to keep our government, our employers, and ourselves accountable in this crucial enterprise.

    As Bill Gates makes clear, achieving zero emissions will not be simple or easy to do, but if we follow the plan he sets out here, it is a goal firmly within our reach.

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