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Communicating the Climate Emergency: From Knowledge to Action

When: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Senior Common Room, 1st Floor, Queens' Building, Queen Mary University of London 327 Mile End Road London E1 4NS


IHSS Climate Emergency Working Group and Centre for Globalisation Research welcome you to an exciting event where some of the leading experts on the topic will shed light on the fundamental obstacles, but also the promises, to communicating the climate emergency to policy makers, the wide public and local communities.

The climate emergency we are living in represents the ultimate threat to humanity, a phenomenon that would clearly require immediate and resolute action. Yet, while the scientific knowledge on climate change has made huge advances and the scientific community has reached a consensus on the actions needed, measures taken so far by governments are not considered sufficient to preserve the environment and our very existence.

What's the role for climate scientists, practitioners and advocacy groups in communicating the problem and urgency of climate action?

The goal of the discussion will be to identify viable and effective routes from climate knowledge to action.

The speakers

Professor Sam Fankhauser (Smith School and the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford) and Research Director of "Oxford Net Zero".

Dr Candice Howarth (Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics and Political Sciences) and Head of Local Climate Action.

Dr Alyssa Gilbert (The Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London), Director of Policy and Translation.

Leo Hickman, Director and Editor of "Carbon Brief".

Dr Tibisay Morgandi (Lecturer in International Energy and Natural Resources Law, Queen Mary University of London) and the Chair of IHSS Climate Emergency Working Group.

The Chair

Dr Caterina Gennaioli(Senior Lecturer in Economics, Queen Mary University of London) and Director of the Centre for Globalisation Research.


3:00 – 3:05 pm Introduction by Dr Tibisay Morgandi (Chair of the Climate Emergency Working Group)

3:05 – 3:10 pm Introduction by Dr Caterina Gennaioli (Chair of the Event)

3:15 – 3:35 pm Professor Sam Fankhauser

3:35 – 3:55 pm Dr Candice Howarth

3:55 – 4:15 pm Dr Alyssa Gilbert

4:15 – 4:30 pm Coffee Break

4:30 – 4:50 pm Dr Natalia Efremova

4:50– 5:10 pm Leo Hickman

5:15 – 6:00 pm Roundtable and Q&A

6:00 – 7:00 pm Reception

Everyone is welcome but required to register to join the event.

The event is also part of the Queen Mary Sustainability Week.

*The event will be photographed and recorded. These photographs and the recording will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by Queen Mary University of London. If you object to appearing in the photographs and the recording, please let our photographer/videographer know on the day.

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