In the US, the right has pushed environmental issues into the political wilderness. In the UK ‘the greenest government ever’ has turned away from any serious environmental agenda. In Germany, with the consent of the Green party, carbon emissions will rise – the price of moving away from nuclear power. Politically, has the environment become a toxic issue? Are there ways in which an environmentally based political platform can be made appealing and sustainable through economic downturns? A small number of influential thinkers will discuss these questions in a series of events organized in the tradition of the salon as public sphere.
London, December 3rd, 2012