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Tuesday, 28th February, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Debate: This House Believes that the COP process will fail

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Join us for the fourth in a series of events from the ESU Speech & Debate Committee on the topic ‘Beyond COP: Is It Time to Change Course?’

In the aftermath of COP 27 we have the opportunity to consider if our existing mechanisms are up to the task of solving the climate crisis or whether it is time to explore alternative approaches.

Join us for this final event of the Climate Deep Dialogue to hear scientists, academics, activists, politicians and entrepreneurs debate a motion which affects us all.

This Deep Dialogue series – Beyond COP: Is It Time to Change Course? – is held in support of the charitable mission of the English-Speaking Union. Every ticket sold will help the English-Speaking Union in its work to give young people the speaking and listening skills and cultural understanding they need to thrive.

Event Timings:

6:00 – 6:30pm | Arrival

6:30 – 8:00pm | Debate

8:00 – 9:30pm | Drinks

9:30pm | Close

Further Information About the Series

Beyond COP: Is It Time to Change Course?

We are in the midst of an existential climate crisis, from extreme weather and ecosystem decline to biodiversity loss and crop failure. Climate change is also compounding inequality and has the potential to drive significant unrest if we fail to act now.

In the aftermath of COP 27 we have the opportunity to consider: Is our current approach enough to deal with the climate crisis or is it time to change course?

In this Climate Deep Dialogue we will explore this question and hear from scientists, academics, activists, politicians and entrepreneurs. We invite you to join us for a provocative, challenging, engaging and inspiring series of events, which will focus on finding the solutions to make radical progress on the climate crisis.


Tuesday, 28th February
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Young Members (U27) £15. ESU Members £25
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