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Wicked problems: Reimagining Beveridge's "Five Giants" -- Climate Change

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In 1942, William Beveridge identified five main social challenges plaguing British society, which would become the focus of the modern welfare state: squalor, ignorance, idleness, want, and disease. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Beveridge Report, the RSA’s research team travelled across the country to determine the areas of most concern to contemporary British society. With unerring consistency, participants highlighted the same issues: inequality, disempowerment, isolation, intolerance, climate change. These are the New Giants, shared challenges faced by Britain and the rest of the globe.

Join RSA Fellows in Oceania and elsewhere as we explore the causes and consequences of these wicked problems, and discuss what a new social settlement to tackle these issues would look like. The fourth event in this online series will focus on climate change.

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Kenny McCarthy is Project Management and Production lead for the RSA's Action and Research team. An experienced coordinator who worked on the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission, he now leads on delivering our inquiry into the future of food, farming and the countryside.

Mike McDermott FRSA has been an international consultant on land policy, valuation, and institutional concerns since 1993. He has now integrated the lessons learnt in his extensive travels in this and other roles with those obtained in his professional experience as a Fellow of the Australian Property Institute. The fruits of this integration include his doctorate, books and presentations about addressing wicked valuation problems, anthropogenic climate change being one such.

Please direct any questions about this event to philipa.duthie@thersa.org. Joining instructions will be sent to attendees upon registration.

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