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Lost in the Green Economy Transition: Environmental Imperatives vs. Economi...
Wed 30 November 2016, 17:45 – 19:00 GMT
UCL ISR Public Lecture
'Lost in the Green Economy Transition: Environmental Imperatives vs. Economic Uncertainties'
With guest speaker Achim Steiner, Director, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Following the historic Paris Agreement and adoption of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, public policy has signaled profound transformational shifts in our economies. As science focuses on escalating environmental risks, leaders in public policy and the economy are increasingly confronted by risk scenarios associated with transitioning to a green economy. The lecture will focus on a number of the so-called ‘trade-offs’ and how these may be addressed in evolving pathways in the domains of policy, the economy and technology innovation.
About the speaker:
Achim Steiner was appointed Director of the Oxford Martin School on 1st September 2016. Prior to joining the University of Oxford he served as United Nations Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (2006-2016).
During his tenure at the United Nations, Mr Steiner helped to position UNEP as a central global player on issues such as climate change, technology innovation, ecosystems management and the role of markets and the private sector in sustainable development. He led UNEP through a major reform and transformation process culminating in the UN General Assembly establishing a new UN Environment Assembly in 2014, to foster more effective global environmental cooperation and governance. As Executive Director he pioneered a number of new major initiatives linking economic and environmental transitions such as on the green economy, finance, energy, and resource management. He also served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Chief Executive Board and chaired the UN System’s High Level Committee on Programmes.
Mr Steiner graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (MA) at the University of Oxford, holds an MA from the University of London/School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and completed his post-graduate studies at the German Development Institute as well as the Harvard Business School Executive Programme.
The event will promptly start at 5.45pm, please make sure you arrive on time as will not be able to guarantee seats for latercomers.
We expect this event to be extremely popular and places will go on a first come first served basis. If you are no longer able to attend please inform us at least 24 hours in advance so that your ticket can be reallocated, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The talk will be followed by Q&A session and a networking reception with drinks and nibbles in the Cruciform Cafe.
Directions to the venue:
B404 - LT2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT (google maps)
The Cruciform Lecture Theatre 2 is located on the lower ground. When you enter the building, please go straight towards the staircase on the right hand side and walk down to the lower ground. Then walk straight through the double doors and turn right at the end of the corridor. There will be plenty of signage to help navigate you to the room.