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An evening for the UK climate adaptation community to network, share news and ideas, and discuss climate services.

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Mesh is a UK community of individuals involved in climate service provision who network locally. Each event is run by volunteers, who love to bring people together to share knowledge and grow professional networks.

Join us in Leeds on November 27th for an evening of climate services, ethics, and networking. Throughout the evening, we'll be exploring ethical questions in climate services from a diverse range of speakers with governmental, non-profit, academic, and private climate service perspectives. A round of lightning talks will introduce you to the ethical questions and dilemmas, exploring questions such as how should climate services be regulated, if at all, and who gets to decide? How do you ethically convey complex information to a non-expert audience without unintended consequences? How can we best consider vulnerable populations when conducting work in climate adaptation? What ethical quandaries are inherent in communicating risk?

The rest of the evening will be dedicated to networking for the UK climate adaptation community, catered with canapes and drinks. MESH events provide a space where anyone based in the UK working on climate services (in the UK or internationally) can get together, share news, and discover what is happening in the field. Join us for a stimulating evening in Leeds on Wednesday, November 27th from 5:00 to 7:30 pm.

Find out more at http://meshclimate.net

Programme

17:00 Registration and drinks reception

17:30 Introducing MESH - Briony Turner (Space4Climate) and Ben Smith (GCAP)

Welcome: Suraje Dessai, UK Climate Resilience Programme Champion

17:45 Showcase talks:

  • Jillian Schacher, ReactCC: 'Title TBA' - An overview of the ethics of climate services
  • Kristen Guida, London Climate Change Partnership: 'Title TBA' - The consideration of vulnerable populations in climate-related work
  • Doogie Black, Trioss: 'Title TBA' - Ethical considerations within sustainable development and climate change strategy
  • Vicky Lucas, Institute for Environmental Analytics: 'Title TBA' - Ethics of big data and the environment in climate services
  • Candice Howarth, University of Surrey: 'Title TBA' - The ethics of science communication

18:20 Community announcements (If you have a climate services related announcement to make, please alert the organiser at eejas@leeds.ac.uk no later than the 26th November)

18:30 Networking - Drinks and canape reception, with five star catering led by Executive Chef and Master Chef finalist Tom Rennolds

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