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About the event

Calling all alumni who graduated within the last ten years! Interested in a career in climate change? Thinking about your next career move within the field? If so, Alumni Insights: Careers in climate change is the event for you.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has recently reported that our planet is already one degree Celsius warmer due to human activities. To limit global warming to 1.5°C requires global technological, economic and societal transformation over the next 30 years and beyond as well as significant adaption to a warmer world. Consequently, many future careers will be tied to these goals.

Alumni Insights events are designed to inform and inspire, providing a unique opportunity to hear from alumni who are experts in their field. In this event, chaired by Imperial’s Dr Jeff Hardy, a panel of alumni will discuss the climate change and career paths, exploring what future opportunities there are and what our alumni wished they knew as they set out on their careers.

As part of the panel discussion there will be a Q&A.

Our panellists

Gabriela Elizondo Azuela (PhD Centre for Environmental Policy 2002), Practice Manager Global Energy Programs/Head of ESMAP, The World Bank

Mohammed Chunara (Earth Science and Engineering 2003), Head of Climate Risk, Acasta

Dr Christoph Mazur (Earth Science and Engineering 2011, PhD 2015), Project Lead Zero Carbon Rugeley/Energy, Infrastructure and Services Manager, Equans UK & Ireland

Our chair

The panel will be chaired by Dr Jeff Hardy, Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London.

Dr Jeff Hardy has over 20-years of academic, policy and business experience in sustainable energy. He has helped clients around the world understand the implications of zero-carbon futures on business models and strategy, consumers, customers and citizens, policy and regulatory frameworks and energy systems.

Jeff is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Grantham at Imperial College London, where he leads a team in the UK Energy Revolution Research Consortium examining the policy and regulation of smart local energy systems. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Public Power Solutions, Deputy Chair of the UK Power Networks Customer Engagement Group, and Director of Sustainable Energy Futures Ltd.

Previously he was Head of Sustainable Energy Futures at the GB energy regulator, Ofgem and Head of Science for Work Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He’s also worked at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the UK Energy Research Centre, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Green Chemistry Group at the University of York and at Sellafield as a research chemist in a nuclear laboratory.

This event will feel especially relevant for Imperial alumni who graduated within the last ten years as well as students.


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