Climate Change: “Five Times Faster”

15may6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventClimate Change: “Five Times Faster”Please join us for the fascinating online event, exploring the topic of climate change from a different perspective. OrganiserRSA FellowsOnline6:00 pm - 7:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & TalksThemeClimate Justice,Governance & Just Transition,Science

Event Details

All are welcome to register for this exciting online event, where Simon Sharpe will present his very recently [CUP] published book “Five Times Faster: Re-thinking the Science, Economics and Diplomacy of Climate Change”.

Policy insider Simon will outline how he thinks some of the most dominant and prevailing ideas need review and how he feels institutions are mis-advising governments. He will also comment on questions posed by scientists and on the Paris Agreement (which he calls the greatest public relations gamble in history).

Dr Clive Mitchell (NatureScot) will then respond to his presentation and engage in facilitated discussion before Q&A between the audience and panel.

Speaker and Panel Biographies

Simon Sharpe is Director of Economics for the UN Climate Champions Team, and a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute. He was previously Deputy Director of the UK government’s COP26 Unit, where he led international campaigns on energy, transport, land use, science and innovation. His other roles in government included leading international climate change strategy, developing the approach to clean growth in the UK’s industrial strategy, and serving as head of private office to Ministers of State for Energy and Climate Change. He also served on diplomatic postings to China and India. Simon has published academic papers on climate change science and economics, and policy reports on climate change risk assessment, economics, and diplomacy.

DR CLIVE MITCHELL FRSA HonFRSGS is Strategic Resource Manager at NatureScot. Clive allocates resources for NatureScot’s priorities on nature and climate change, and leads thinking on how to tackle the coupled emergency at the pace and scale required. Clive also lectures for the Open University on final year course on Earth System Sciences and the environment. He was an Observer for the OU at COP26. Clive sits on WWF Scotland’s Advisory Group, the steering group for the Sustainable Scotland Network and was in 2019 made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He also, now some years ago, worked for the Sustainable Development Commission.

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