The event will hear from a panel of senior academics and Scottish Government representatives about the University’s contribution and Scotland’s wider role in the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The panel includes Professor Elizabeth Bomberg (Deputy Director of the University’s Global Environment and Society Academy), Dr Jelte Harnmeijer (Fellow, Carbon Economics Carbon Management Programme) and Philip Wright (Chairman of the Scottish Flood Forum and previously the Scottish Government's Deputy Director Climate Change and Greener Scotland). Dr Andy Kerr, Executive Director, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, will be chairing the event.
The event is part of the recently launched ‘Edinburgh Action for the Climate’ campaign, which aims to influence and inform the global debate around climate change. The campaign will harness the expertise of the University’s many academics currently conducting ground-breaking research into areas such as carbon capture and storage and renewable energy.
The University’s aim is to become a hub within the wider city for the exchange of ideas and opinions about how best to tackle one of the world’s great global challenges. An early focus for the campaign will be the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year - the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The event is being organised by the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, the Global Environment and Society Academy and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.
Conference Room, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, Old High School Yard, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LT