Possibly the crucial world issue now and in the coming decades is global warming and environmental catastrophe. Will it be necessary for governments to force us to change our lifestyle through controls on our liberty far more draconian than obligatory recycling?

This talk is part of the British Library's 'Taking Liberties' series

The panel includes Andy Atkins, director of Friends of the Earth; David Kennedy, chief executive, Committee on Climate Change; Ken Livingstone until recently mayor of London; and David North, government and communities director, Tesco. Chaired by writer and broadcaster Gabrielle Walker.

Location: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £6 (concessions £4) (advance booking recommended)

for more information and bookings please see http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/whatson/events/january.html