Leading Thinkers Transcript

 

I am Professor Tony Day from London’s South Bank University, and I am the Director of the Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings.

In the UK we have targets of 80 % reductions in carbon emissions by 2050. There are huge opportunities for green skills in the Built Environment. Many thousands of jobs. You really need to engage everybody. Everybody has got to play their part. We can all make a difference.


 

I am James Hulme, and am the Director of Policy and Research at the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment.

We are facing challenges of oil depletion, energy reserves running out, equally replacing the carbon challenge. The Prince’s Foundation is a ‘Learning and Practice’ organization. We have gone to some lengths by running craft training schools in Jamaica, and in New Orleans for example. We promote a culture of transparency and openness in our teaching methods. We hope some of that rubs off and they go on to become the teachers of the future.

 


 

My name is Jenny Mant, and I am the Science and Technical Manager at the River Restoration Centre.
Nobody can get away without appreciating and understanding the rivers and the brooks and the streams that we have in the UK. It affects each and every person who lives in the country. It is being talked about in Canada as well now is that of daylighting our rivers. It’s a directive that basically tries to empower people and make sure that people do become involved.

(Tony Day final thoughts).
We really need to engage everybody. Everybody has got to play their part. We can all make a difference.