Islands of the Future, Ep1
On 28 July 2020, our Streaming Club watched Episode 1 of a series about islands that have embraced sustainable energy, Islands of the Future. Episode 1 is tltied El Hierro and looks at the island El Hierro in the Canary Islands, which produces most of its electriciy from wind. The Zoom discussion that followed focused on initiatives towards cleaner energy in South Africa and some of the legal and political barriers. Our guest speakers were Reshmi Wolvers (GreenCape), Tanaka Shumba (Sustainable Energy Africa), Prof. Tumai Murombo (environment law lecturer at Wits University); and Dr Romain Mauger (post-doc at University of Groningen). The discussion was chaired by ELA Excecutive Committee member Patrick Forbes, who is an environmental law enthusiast, beekeeper and planetary wellbeing advocate, as well as a director at Garlicke & Bousfield.
You can view a recording of the discussion here.