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Climate change: challenges, consequences, actions

Thursday, January 25, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:00
Where: 
University Place, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester. M13 9PL.

Join us as we hear from two of The University of Manchester's foremost experts on climate change  discussing 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 experts 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.

 

Tickets are priced at £5 per person and include refreshments.

6pm - arrival and drinks

6.30pm - presentation followed by Q&A

7.40pm - drinks and canapés