Your Manchester Insights: Climate Change

Climate change: challenges, consequences, actions
Thursday, 25 January 2018

Speakers: Professor Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change and Professor David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies
Venue: University Place, The University of Manchester
Timings: 6pm – 8.30pm
Tickets: £5 per ticket including refreshments. Please book your place using the form at the bottom of this page.

Hear from two of The University of Manchester’s foremost experts on climate change about the challenges we face, the consequences if we don’t rise to them and the surprising pioneers in international action.

Put together, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report and the commitments enshrined in the Paris Agreement create a scientifically informed agenda for change that demands more of the international community than has ever been countenanced in history.

In this unique exploration of the issues at hand two of the University of Manchester’s leading academics on climate change and its consequences will explore the opportunities and barriers to profound change, the impact of procrastination and a case study from an unexpected leader in climate change adaptation and negotiation.

Professor Kevin Anderson will interpret the opportunities and barriers for accelerating the transition to a decarbonised future and consider the scale of impacts should we continue to avoid meaningful action.

Professor David Hulme will draw on his world-leading work on carbon budgets to recount how Bangladesh, a country on the front line of climate change, is taking an active role in international climate change negotiations and persuading the industrialised to kerb emissions.

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