Climate change event this Friday


The Cambridge University European society are holding an event this Friday at 18.00 in the Pfizer lecture theatre in the Chemistry department. If possible, it would be amazing if you could mention this in a weekly email.

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The Cambridge University European Society presents: Europe and Climate Change: a reaction to the COP21 Paris Climate Change Conference.

Come to the Pfizer lecture theatre in the Chemistry Department at 18.00 on 15th January to hear three experts in their fields discuss what COP21 means for Europe and the tackling of Climate Change. Each of the three speakers will speak for 15 minutes on their area of expertise, leaving 15 minutes at the end for your questions.

Widely reported as a success in the media, with every nation in the world agreeing to endeavour to limit global temperature increases to just 1.5%, our speakers will be assessing the viability of this pledge and the significance of the conference as a whole, with a particular focus on Europe.

Start your term engaging with what promises to be a fascinating discussion concerning one of the gravest challenges faced by humanity in this day and age.

SPEAKERS:

Dr Douglas Crawford-Brown:

Until recently the Director of the University of Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, Dr Crawford-Brown has worked with governments, businesses and communities in the US, UK, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Taiwan, India, Japan, China, Mexico and France to find sustainable solutions to environmental, energy and economic challenges. His current focus is on using his knowledge and experience in applied research, environmental analysis, teaching, public speaking and facilitating sustainability projects around the world.

Dr Hugh Hunt:

Cambridge University Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration, Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge, 2012 Winner of Royal Television Society Award for the best history programme: “Dambusters: Building The Bouncing Bomb” and 2015 Winner of the RAEng Rooke Award for the public promotion of engineering, Dr Hunt will, among other things, be outlining his suggestion of blocking out the sun to mitigate climate change.

Dr Paul Tobin:

Co-Convenor of the Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Environmental Politics, Dr Tobin is currently researching the impact of austerity on European environmental policy. His prime focus will be on the political side of things, especially the impact the talks in Paris may have on British membership of the EU.