San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Road to Paris: who can do what?
LEC, Training Rooms 1 & 2
This event will explore the ways in which the micro activities of individuals and institutions can link to the macro systemic change that is required to move towards a more sustainable global society and will look specifically at what this means in the run up to the Paris talks.
- Mat Paterson will talk about the explosion of governance initiatives outside the UNFCCC and the opportunities they create for climate change action. Mat is Professor of Political Science at the University of Ottawa and was a lead author for the IPCC 5th Assessment Report.
- Andy Dobsonwill talk about a range of policy tools available to government to try to affect people’s climate-related behaviour, focussing on ‘sustainability citizenship’. Andy is Professor of Politics at Keele University and co-author of the Green Party’s (England and Wales) 2015 General Election Manifesto.
Talks (45 minutes combined)
Followed by Q&A (30 minutes)
Refreshments and chat
Regroup to explore what this means for us as individuals and institutions.
The event will bring together people from across the university, Lancaster city and the local area, so that the question can be explored from fresh angles in a lively but relaxed setting.
Event organised by Mike Berners-Lee and Judi Marshall. Supported by Lancaster Environment Centre , Lancaster University Global Futures Fund and the Department of Management Learning and Leadership.
When & Where
Lancaster University, celebrating its 50th year in 2014, is a world-class centre for teaching and research and is located on a beautiful campus in the Northwest of England. Lancaster University is committed to pursuing international research at the highest level. As a leading research-led university, the university has students from over 100 countries studying at its UK campus and teaching and research partnerships across the globe. The university has over 12,000 students across one of the safest campuses in the UK. 92% of Lancaster University graduates go into work or further study and Lancaster has a community of over 100,000 alumni in 138 countries. The research and teaching of the university has a significant impact on society and the economy through its work with business and other organisations.