Ready for impact?
Tuesday 10 November 2015 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
We live in a rapidly changing world. How can the UK become more resilient to the environmental, social, and economic impacts of a changing climate? Are we adapting fast enough?
Roger Harrabin, BBC Environment and Energy analyst
Roger Harrabin has broadcast on environmental issues since the 1980s and has won many awards in print, TV and radio. In September 2010 he presented Uncertain Climate, a highly-praised two-part documentary on Radio 4, which examined media depictions of climate change. Later that year he completed a documentary outlining the difficulties faced by organisers and delegates at the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Frans Berkhout, Professor of Environment, Society and Climate, King’s College London
Frans Berkhout is Professor of Environment, Society and Climate in the Department of Geography, King’s College London. One of his specialisms is climate change adaptation and the incentives, constraints and limits to adaptation by organisations and other social actors. He was a lead author in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report (2007) and former Interim Director of the Future Earth programme based at the International Council for Science in Paris.
Sarah McAdam, Delivery Director, Transition Network
Sarah coordinates the Transition Network, a charitable organisation who aim to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities as they create initiatives that rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions. Sarah has had a varied public service career in housing, criminal justice and rural development.
Chris Goodall, businessman and author
Chris Goodall is the author of books including ‘How to live a low carbon life: the Individual’s Guide to Stopping Climate Change ‘ which won the 2007 Clarion award for non-fiction. He owns and operates the website Carbon Commentary, part of the Guardian Environment Network.
Environmental interactions and management , RGS Website