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Wednesday, May 7 • 11:46 - 11:58
The People Are The Heroes Now: Sharing in A Changing Climate

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The world is experiencing ever more extreme events as a result of a changing climate. Government and institutional responses to these disasters are vital, but the speed at which people can react to these events, either to escape from them or cope with the immediate aftermath, can determine whether people live or die. With ever more people engaging with sharing platforms – of every kind – our ability turn a key to bring immediate assets, resources, skills and critical data front-line disasters are dramatically increased. I would like to highlight existing examples of sharing for disaster relief in action; the potential for future innovation in this area – and importantly, the role of the sharing economy in planning for much wider adaptation of an unstable climate and scarcer natural resources.

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Helen Goulden

Executive Director, Nesta
Helen Goulden is director of Nesta’s innovation lab, where she leads programs that address issues such as climate change and the use of collaborative digital technologies in public services. Before joining Nesta she spent several years consulting in the Cabinet Office, Office... Read More →

Wednesday May 7, 2014 11:46 - 11:58 CEST
01 The Circus

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