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Climate change debate – 1 February

The Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability is holding a debate to explore the value of agreements made during the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.

The public event takes place at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation on Monday 1 February from 6-8pm.

It has been organised as part of the University's Edinburgh Action for the Climate campaign, harnessing expertise at Edinburgh to influence and inform the global debate around climate change.

The discussion will explore:

  • Whether the negotiations met expectations
  • Whether the outcome from COP21 is a turning point for the climate – will they have an impact?
  • Should alternative approaches to those included in the Paris Agreement be considered?
  • What we can expect to see in the coming year from each country
  • What challenges lie ahead

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Dirth, Vice-Chair, 2050 Climate Group
  • Jelte Harnmeijer, Teaching Fellow in Carbon Economics, School of Geosciences
  • Urte Macikene, Vice President Services, EUSA
  • David Reay, Professor of Carbon Management and Education Assistant Principal, Global Environment & Society, School of GeoSciences
  • Hannah Ritchie, Online Learning Educator, School of GeoSciences
  • Annalisa Savaresi, Teaching Fellow in Global Environmental Law, School of Law

The event is coordinated by the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability, in partnership with the Global Environment and Society Academy, the Global Justice Academy and the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

Event details:

Monday 1 February 18:00 to 20:00

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

High School Yards

Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

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Related links

Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Edinburgh Action for the Climate