In celebration of the life of Brazilian environmentalist Chico Mendes, our panel will address issues of environmental degradation, activism and the role of artists. The evening features Elenira Mendes, President of the Instituto Chico Mendes and daughter of Mendes. Award-winning composer, Jonathan Dove; Greenpeace’s senior climate advisor, Charlie Kronick and iconic fashion designer and activist, Dame Vivienne Westwood.

The debate is mediated by the artistic director of Amazônia and director of People’s Palace Projects, Paul Heritage and introduced by Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA.

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Added by RSAEvents on January 5, 2009