A top panel of experts discussed some of the key global challenges facing the survival of our civilisation at Future Risks in Madrid. Held at the city’s IE Business School, the event drew a large and enthusiastic audience of people hungry to hear about solutions that can save us in the fight against global extinction.
Solar Water Plc’s CEO, David Reavley was a key speaker and presented its pioneering freshwater solution which was later lauded by the trade press as “an example of real action being taken to arrest further negative climate change and do things ecologically in a beneficial and innovative way.”
There were many thought-provoking discussions at Future Risks covering topics such as climate change, the rise of populism, the re-emergence of long-term strategic competition and how technology is changing world politics.
Among the other speakers were documentary film-maker Odile Rodriguez de La Fuente who spoke about how the major environmental challenges we face are forcing us to take global actions that will shake up our current socio-economic system.
And Garcia Encina, a senior analyst at Spain’s Elcano Royal Institute talked of a “reshuffling of core pieces of the international order with China, Russia and the US laying their own competitive claims on it.”