‘Change the world’ at G7 Fringe event


As world leaders gather in Carbis Bay for the G7 Summit this weekend, an open-to-all G7 fringe event will be held up the coast in Newquay.

Led by Crowdfunder and Real Ideas – the team behind CSpace, the £2 million multi-use co-working space in Newquay – the G7 Fringe (June 11-13) is a series of talks and panel discussions and promises “to come up with seven practical actions that people all over the world can take every day, to make a positive difference around the globe”.

Attendees and speakers include Ali Tabritzi, the director of Seaspiracy, the Netflix Original documentary which seeks to expose the fishing industries impact on the world’s oceans and challenge notions challenge notions of sustainable fishing. Tabritzi will talk about the making of the film on Friday and will also introduce a number of local Cornish films exploring the effects of climate change.

Also on Friday, the subject of ‘green finance’ will be introduced by Bevis Watts, the CEO of Tridos Bank who will also present the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) film ‘Too Big to Fail.’  On the same day, Big Society Capital will be exploring new opportunities for purpose driven businesses to find the investment they need to flourish.

World Trails Network, a global non-profit association will bring its powerfully engaged international network of organisations and individuals to ‘the table’ on Saturday to discuss the vital role trails play in nature recovery, sustainable development and the future of active travel.

Other organisations including UNICEF, the National Emergencies Trust, Mother London, The Gates Foundation, Virgin, Facebook, You Tube, Instagram and the Black Global Trust are also all attending or contributing to the event.

Lindsey Hall, founder and CEO of Real Ideas, said: “Rather than a meeting of the few in one location, there is a seat for everyone at our G7 Fringe ‘table.’ We have assembled a unique collection of people to bring these ever-pressing issues to that ‘table’, and to make our collective call to the world to come together like never before.

“Together, we commit to defining seven positive and pragmatic actions that every person can make and take in their daily lives as a result of the G7 Fringe discussions and debates. Post the Fringe, we will be sharing these widely, including with the G7 and D10 leaders. Together we can create a really positive legacy for the 2021 G7 Summit.”

The G7 Fringe events will take place via Zoom for people who cannot attend in-person at CSpace in Newquay.  All events are bookable now via the G7 Fringe website here: www.g7fringe.uk.