This event will comprise two sections; a presentation/discussion by the researchers on the topic of Universal Basic Income and Climate change, followed by a question and answer section. The question and answer session will allow the attendees to ask questions on/related to the topic discussed by the authors.
This event will critically discuss the idea of Universal Basic Income with a focus on how the UBI idea can help solve the current global social problem of climate change. In brief: Governments all over the world are announcing "climate and environmental crises" to draw attention to the unsustainable ways in which people have changed the earth over a few generations. The pace of global warming has delayed the onset of the next ice age and world governments have declared an emergent climate. Social scientists have analysed policies designed for the Anthropocene which Nature Sustainability research focuses on command- and-control measures like taxes, subsidies, and fines. Among these possible old policies that are seen as of potential policies to address climate change and global warming is the Universal Basic Income (UBI). Therefore, is the idea of Universal Basic Income the solution to the current emergent climate change? How do human actions and activities change the climate?
Join us as we critically explore this topic to save our planet.
Stella Gmekpbi Gabuljah and Hefin Gwilym, School of History, Law and Social Sciences at Bangor University
All are welcome to attend.
This event is hosted in collaboration by Bangor and Cardiff Universities. It will take place in two separate locations on different dates. If you would like to attend this event in Bangor, please find details here: https://festivalofsocialscience.com/events/universal-basic-income-a-potential-solution-to-climate-change/