On the weekend that seven of the world’s most powerful heads of state gathered at Cornwall’s Carbis Bay Resort for the G7 summit, Leap’s founder Matt Hocking joined a G7 Fringe discussion up the coast in Newquay.
In each episode of Tia Tamblyn’s Breakfast and Beyond podcast, Tia welcomes a guest from within the Cornish community to talk, over breakfast, about the steps they are taking within their work and home lives to embrace sustainability.
For this special episode, recorded and broadcast live from the G7 Fringe at Real Ideas’ CSpace co-working space in Newquay, Tia invited four panelists to discuss the role of individual versus large-scale actions in creating a fairer, greener future for people and planet – over breakfast, of course. The theme of the conversation was, does my breakfast make a difference?
Joining Tia and Matt over breakfast were Catherine Chong (climate economist and sustainability advisor for Link ESG, co-founder of Farms to Feed Us and co-chair of Nature-Friendly Cornwall), Henry Morgan (Sustainable Investment Manager at Foresight Group, a global investor in sustainable infrastructure), and joining them remotely via zoom was Manda Brookman (Director of the social enterprise Permanently Brilliant which focuses on how we can all inspire transformational change).
Their conversation has just been released as a podcast episode, and it includes a critique of the concept of ‘net zero’ emissions, how we should frame messaging around action, whether climate and social justice can be achieved within the current system, whether we need to move from a concept of living ‘sustainably’ to living ‘regeneratively’, and much, much more. You can listen to it below, or on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.
You can find out more about the episode and check out all of the show notes here, as well as finding past episodes of Breakfast and Beyond.