'WE HAVE TO CHALLENGE THE FACT THAT People are bombarded with messages tELLING them continuing with the status quo is not only viable, but perhaps the only option that they have.'

Andrew Simms was Policy Director at nef (the new economics foundation) as well as the author of Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations, and the groundbreaking Green New Deal report. Andrew was one of the original organisers of the Jubilee 2000 Coalition debt relief campaign.

He is also the author of: Tescopoly: How One Shop Came Out on Top and Why it Matters, co-editor of Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? and author, with David Boyle, of The New Economics: A Bigger Picture.

His latest book is Cancel the Apocalypse: the New Path to Prosperity.

The Independent newspaper listed him as one of the UK’s top 100 environmentalists and London’s Evening Standard included him in their Power 1000 as one of the capital’s most influential people.