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Cambridge Climate Lecture Series Panel Discussion

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Our final event in the lecture series is a panel event moderated by Oliver Morton. The panelists are Martin Rees, Bryony Worthington, Partha Dasgupta and Emily Shuckburgh. Please note the change in location. This event will be held in the babbage lecture theatre on New Museum Site.

Martin Rees is a British cosmologist and astrophysicist. He has been Astronomer Royal since 1995. In 2015, he was co-author of the report that launched the Global Apollo Programme, which calls for developed nations to commit to spending 0.02% of their GDP for 10 years, on coordinated research to make carbon-free baseload electricity less costly than electricity from coal by 2025.

Bryony Worthington is an environmental campaigner and life peer in the House of Lords. She has promoted changes in attitudes to the environment, and action to tackle climate change, and founded Sandbag, a non-profit campaign group designed to increase public awareness of emission trading. Lady Worthington was the lead author in the team which drafted the UK’s 2008 Climate Change Act. This landmark piece of legislation requires the UK to reduce its carbon emissions to a level 80% lower than its emissions in 1990.

Partha Sarathi Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Cambridge. His research interests have covered welfare and development economics; the economics of technological change; population, environmental, and resource economics; social capital; the theory of games; the economics of global warming, and the economics of malnutrition. Amongst many other awards, he received the European Lifetime Achievement Award (in Environmental and Resource Economics) from the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Blue Planet Prize for Environmental Research, and the Tyler Prize.

Emily Shuckburgh is a climate scientist, mathematician and science communicator. Her research interests include the dynamics of the atmosphere, oceans and climate and environmental data science. She leads the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in the Application of AI to the Study of Environmental Risks and is a fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society, where she is co-Chair of their Climate Science Communications Group and a former Chair of their Scientific Publications Committee. She acted as an advisor to the UK Government on behalf of the NERC .

Oliver Morton is The Economist’s briefings editor on energy and environment. He specialises in the energy business, climate science and policy, and other green issues. He is the author of several books including “Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet”, a study of photosynthesis, its meanings and its implications, and “The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World.”

Free wine, soft drinks and vegan food will be provided – with a great opportunity for networking after the talk.

Accessibility Access: Wheelchair access via 2 lifts one on each side of the building. Lift is free access between 8am and 7.30pm Monday to Friday. There are wheelchair spaces at the rear of the theatre on the right hand side. Accessible toilets can be found to the rear of the wheelchairs area. Induction loop is installed in the theatre

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