MRC-PHE Researchers Society Presents – Climate Change: From Theory to Action

Venue: Room G34 Sir Alexander Fleming Building, South Kensington Campus
When: 23rd May, 15:30-18:00

By the decade 2006-2015, approximately 20-40% of the global population experienced warming of more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in at least one season. Extreme events such as heat waves, flooding, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and droughts are increasing (and will continue to increase) in frequency, length and severity. According to the ntergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report (4th May 2019), human activity has led to over 1,000,000 species being threatened with extinction; only a striking 3% of marine areas being free from human pressure, and more than 500,000 species finding themselves with insufficient habitats to survive in the long-term, just to mention a few. Last October 2018, the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) highlighted the urgency of action throwing a “final call to save the world from 'climate catastrophe'”.

At this point, there is no doubt that we are responsible for one of the worst ecological disasters in history, the question now is:
Are we going to do something about it?
Join us on the 23rd May and find out how people around you are changing the rules of the game!

There is little time to act, so… let’s get to it!

 15:30 - 15:45         Guest arrival & Event introduction
15:45 – 17.00         Inspiring 15 min presentations by our speakers
EU EXTERNAL ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE – Sanne Thijssen, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) Maastricht , The Netherlands – 
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE - Emma Crofts, Environment Agency (EA), UK
SUSTAINABLE CITIES - Ben Hudson, London Sustainability Exchange (LSE), London, UK
FEMINSIM AND CLIAMTE CHANGE - Kate Metcalf, Women's Environmental Network (WEN), London, UK
17.05 – 17.30         Panel discussion
17.30 – 18.00         Drinks Reception & Networking

This event has a £5 deposit fee. This deposit will be fully-refunded if the event is attended within 5-7 business days after the event.
All deposit fees collected from people that do not attend, will go entirely to support World Wide Fund ( projects on Climate Change and Environment Protection