Thursday evening Policy Seminars

As part of the MSc course, the Centre holds a regular series of Thursday evening Policy Seminars given by a range of speakers from areas including government, industry and non-government organisations who come to talk about their particular involvement in the environmental field. These seminars are of great value, as they provide a prime opportunity for informal socialising and networking.

External speakers range from international experts to course alumni, with their contribution ensuring coverage of current issues, the possibility of placement-style dissertation research and an invaluable source of job announcements. 

All seminars will take place from 17.00 – 18:00 UK time. The location will be confirmed on the calendar invite, which is sent out weekly. All students are expected to attend.

Summer term

05/05/2022

Morgan Gillespy- World Resources Institute 


 

12/05/2022

Jon Alexander


 

19/05/2022

Justin Leigh-Bell- Anthropocene Fixed Income Institute


Spring term

13/01/2022

Hafiz Bello-NYSERDA

‘Future Proofing the Grid –Avoiding unintended consequences of the energy transition’


20/01/2022

Alexandra Rickman- Paralympic sailor

‘Sport and Sustainability: A game of two halves’


27/01/2022

Thiago Uehara- Chatham House

‘Policy evaluation: perspectives from the South and from the North’


03/02/2022

Anna Freeman- Imperial College London

It’s getting hotter here. So what are the risks for you and me?’


10/02/2022

Iain Brewster- Basis-Africa

'The solar-water nexus: impact in East Africa'


17/02/2022

Sarahjane Widdowson- INTELISOS LTD

'The challenges of waste management in low and middle income countries – people, purpose and pollution’


24/02/2022

Julie Hill- Office for Environmental Protection

‘The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) and its Draft Strategy’


03/03/2022

Marina Iodice- NN Investment Partners

'Impact Investing in Listed Assets: A Framework to Overcome Reporting Challenges’


10/03/2022

Rik Smith- Goodlord

‘UK Energy Retail: From boom to bust & crunch’


17/03/2022

Alex O' Cinneide -Investment Committee of Gore Street Capital

‘Environmental Policy: Paving the way for Energy Storage’


24/03/2022

Roberta Iley- Forum for the future

‘Regenerative food systems: the humble beef burger vs. ‘chicken-free’ nuggets’


Core Course

07/10/2021

Joeri Rogelj, Imperial College London: "Key insights of the latest IPCC physical science assessment"


14/10/2021

Dan Hamza-Goodacre, Advisor COP26 Unit, Race to Zero, Energy Transitions Council: "Influencing climate action: a framework for strategising"


21/10/2021

Jim Skea, Imperial College London: "A Just Transition to Net Zero: From theory to practice"


28/10/2021

Matt Georges, Orbital Economics: "Why we make bad decisions and how to stop doing it"


04/11/2021

Jake Tudge and James Poston, KPMG: Making net zero targets a reality: a deep dive on the practicalities”


11/11/2021

Mark Howells, Imperial College London and Loughborough University: 'The development of massive public goods for Climate Compatible Growth - The Global Electrification Platform & the Decarbonisation Investment Starter Kits'


18/11/2021

David Barker, Author: 'Water, Water, Everywhere (Climate change and the coming battle for freshwater)'


25/11/2021

Aimee Oxley, Bristol Zoo: 'Learning from animals, working with people: Interdisciplinary approaches to resolving conservation conflicts'


02/12/2021

Alyssa Gilbert, Imperial College London: 'Bringing people together for climate change action'


09/12/2021

Alistair Clark, EBRD: 'The Role of Multilateral Development Banks in achieving SDGs and Transition to a Low Carbon Economy'


Seminar archive

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