Events

Edinburgh Futures Conversations

The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) present a series of events to promote global understanding and cooperation, and to contribute action-oriented thinking to the public debate about the world’s response to Covid-19.

Edinburgh Futures Conversations

The University of Edinburgh Futures Conversations is a series of events aimed at promoting global cooperation in solving the critical challenges facing the world, especially post Covid-19. They bring together global influencers, academic experts, policymakers, writers, activists and artists, including our alumni and our students, to debate possible solutions and define the actions necessary to achieve them. They seek to engage the wider public, opening conversation and creating change across local and international communities. 

Edinburgh Futures Conversations 3 – The Future of Climate Justice

The Future of Climate Justice

It is not enough to recognise that climate change is accelerating. Climate change is one of the greatest drivers of injustice the world has ever seen. Those who have contributed the least are facing the heaviest burden from an increasingly volatile climate system. While everyone is witnessing the impacts of climate change, in many regions people are losing their homes, livelihoods, culture and lives.

Our Climate Justice conversation, held in the lead-up to COP 27 in Egypt in November 2022, will take place over three events bringing together voices from international leaders, climate scientists, artists, academics, political economists, and those who understand the nature and the art of balancing life when the odds are mounting.

The Future of Climate Justice events

  • The Future of Climate Justice - Reparation and Equality, 10 October.
  • The Future of Climate Justice - AMUK: A Performance by Khairani Barokka, 14 October.
  • The Future of Climate Justice - Actions that change systems discussion, 19 October.

The events are delivered by the Edinburgh Futures Institute and are free and open to all.

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Our previous events

The Future Economy

Held on 12 October 2021, the second event in the Edinburgh Futures Conversations Series saw experts from around the world explore the systemic nature of the risks we are facing and the dependency between the components of systems for the future economy.

The Future of Health

Fauci, Tlou, Zhong
Held on 2 March 2021, the first event in the Edinburgh Futures Conversations series saw experts from around the world share their perspectives of the pandemic and explore how to change and reshape public health systems to transform outcomes.

The Edinburgh Futures Institute

A major strategic initiative of the University of Edinburgh, EFI is tackling the world’s biggest challenges with new approaches to learning, teaching, research and collaboration. 

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