Climate Change: How Informed Hope and Action Can Trump Despair

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:40am


Climate change is the most critical issue facing us today. Yet despite the evidence, a great number of the public and elected leaders still dispute its severity or even its reality. In this talk, Professor Kevin Anderson, a world-leading expert on climate change, will analyse the agreement made by world leaders at Paris in 2015 and examine the gap between the stated aim of limiting warming to 2 degrees and the actions being taken to achieve it. He will outline the pathways which need to be followed if the gap is to be closed and the implications this will have for society. 

Following the presentation a panel question and answer session will be held, including update on IEMA Climate Change network developments in 2017 

Lead presenter - Professor Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Zennström Visiting Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University.