Christopher Barnard

Founder of British Conservation Alliance
"I’d like to see the EU move away from that model and towards a model of national sovereignty in terms of political, social and cultural terms but allow for this economic free trade...Ultimately if the EU doesn’t do that it will eventually unravel, and Brexit is just the beginning of that.” - Christopher Barnard on Europe in 2030
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
1:21 What was your formative European moment?
3:38 What is the worst moment in recent European history?
5:56 What are your thoughts on Brexit?
7:26 What was, in your view, the best moment in recent European history?
8:18 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
9:01 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
10:38 Is it State-Sovereignty or State-Autonomy that matters most?
12:00 What moved you to found the British Conservation Alliance?
14:49 Why is the environment mainly a left-wing agenda priority? What is the crucial difference between Left and Right views on how environmental challenges are perceived and addressed?
20:12 Has private sector innovation been inhibited by governments with regard to envioronmental solutions? Or does the private sector lack the initiative without government incentives?
23:13 Why did the right deny climate change instead of offering alternative solutions and engage in debate with the left?
24:02 The BCA's slogan is 'Giving a new generation a voice on the environment.' What difference exists between generations on how they view this problem and its potential solutions?
25:07 53% of young Europeans think that Authoritarian states are better equipped than democracies to tackle the climate crisis. Does this surprise you? What are the advantages and disadvantages of liberal democracies in addressing climate change?
27:49 What role should the EU have in environmental policy? How do you assess its approach so far, and what do you believe should change in its approach?
31:32 How should the travel industry recover in an environmentally friendly way after the pandemic is overcome?
33:38 What might travelling be like in the post-pandemic world?