Policy Seminars archive

2019-20

Autumn term

03/10/2019

"Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it)"
Clare Farrell and Paul John Nelson (Co-founder of Extinction Rebellion)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


10/10/2019

"The many faces of EU environmental and climate policy"
Andrea Illes (Senior Consultant, Environmental and Climate Policy, Ricardo Energy & Environment)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


17/10/2019

"Winning the change in the economy we need for the planet"
Angela Francis (Chief Advisor, Economics and Economic Development at WWF)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


24/10/2019
"Acid rain. Experiences of a parliamentary select committee advisor on environmental issues."
Nigel Bell (Emeritus Professor of Environmental Pollution)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


31/10/2019

"Planetary Health and the implications of the Planetary Health agenda for biodiversity conservation"
Sarah Whitmee (Ecologist, conservation biologist and researcher on planetary health)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


07/11/2019

"Sustainable diets - more than just food "
Dan Crossley (Executive Director of Food Ethics Council)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


14/11/2019

"Accelerating the global low carbon transition (a policy perspective)"
Simon Sharpe (Head of International Climate Change Strategy / Projects)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


21/11/2019

“Transport and climate change – a smooth journey ahead?”
Jameel Hayat and Rohit Sharma (Transport econ & policy of IPCC)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


28/11/2019

“Global water shortages: causes and solutions to avoiding a new world war”
Dave Barker (Climate Fiction author & Economist)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


05/12/2019

"How scientists can influence policy, and how policymakers can influence science"
Mark Burgman (Director of CEP, Chair in Risk Analysis & Environmental Policy)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


Spring term

09/01/2020

"The role of environmental consultants in building projects within the UK planning policy framework"
George Locke (Environmental Consultant role in UK engineering)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


16/01/2020

"Endocrine distribution: lost in translation?"
Olwenn Martin (Leader of the Planetary Health pathway of BASc Global Challenges)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


23/01/2020

“Funding Opportunities for Sustainability Research in Core Industries”
Nikzad Oraee (Chief Legal Officer Jovein Cement Plc)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


30/01/2020

Title TBC
Chris Hocknell (Director at Eight Associates)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


06/02/2020

"Accelerating sustainable innovation"
Georgia Parker (Innovation Manager at Fashion For Good)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


13/02/2020

"Achieving the UK's net-zero target"
Mike Helmsley (Senior Power Analyst at the Committee on Climate Change (CCC))
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


20/02/2020

"What’s in a name? The role of definitions and language in energy policy"
Pippa Palmer (SolarAid MD)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


27/02/2020

"Can business help to unlock systems transformation? What needs to change if we are to drive significant progress over the next 10 years"
Jules Hill-Landolt (Director of Sustainable Lifestyles programme)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


05/03/2020

Title TBC
Laurie Kell (Director, SEA++International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building


12/03/2020

"Applying The New to Capital Projects"
Jake Tudge (Management Consultant, Accenture)
Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield Building

2018-19

Autumn term

04/10/18

The changing landscape of environmental policy and its relationship with science and evidence
Gary Kass (Deputy Chief Scientist at Natural England)
Room: SAF G16


11/10/18

Disclosure and engagement: incentivising best practice in biodiversity-risk commodity sectors
Chris Eves (Forestry Officer- Zoological Society of London {ZSL})
Room: RSM G20


18/10/18

What does sustainability mean for commercial real estate owners & investors?
Annie Goransson (Consultant, Fitwel Ambassador, Energy, Infrastructure & Sustainability EMEA)
Room: RSM G20


25/10/18

“Why organisations are engaging with their stakeholders about purpose - a sustainability practitioner’s perspective”
James Whittingham (Senior Sustainability Consultant- Luminous)
Room: RSM G20


01/11/18

UK Environmental Policy Before and After Brexit
Tamsin Cooper (Head of strategy, DEFRA)
Room: RSM G20


08/11/18

‘Sustainability at AB Sustain’ 
Sadia Ahmed (Head of innovation at AB Sustain)
Room: SAF G16


15/11/18

TBC
Ben Summers (Sustainability Manger- Innocent Drinks)
Room: SAF G16


22/11/18

The economics of flood risk: If you were given half a billion pounds to protect people from flooding, how would you spend it?
Matt Georges (Senior Advisor, Environment and Business, Environment Agency)
Room: RSM G20


29/11/18

“Clean Air: our right, but whose responsibility?”
Katherin Nield (UK Clean Air Lawyer)
Room: RSM G20


Spring term

10/01/2019

"Buzzing business : how to make our planet and pets green again"
Madeleine Morley (Co-founder at Entomojo)
Room: SAF G16


17/01/2019

"What do the new UK Climate Projections mean for the future of our environment?”
Liz Duffy (Head of Climate Evidence and Analysis at Defra)
Room: Sherfield 569 - Pippard


24/01/2019

“Rubbish or Resource? Waste Management Policy in Practice”
Jarno Stet (Waste Services Manager, Westminster City Council)
Room: RSM G20


31/01/2019

“How does the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change really work?” 
Renee van Diemen (Scientist at the Working Group III Technical Support Unit of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC))
Room: RSM G20


07/02/2019

"Environmental Assessment: The Scope Keeps Getting Wilder"
Jo Guy (Senior Environment Project Manager, Environment Agency)
Room: RSM G20


14/02/2019

TBC
Mike Holland (visiting researcher in CEP, environmental economist and member of the Committee on Medical Effects of Air Pollution)
Room: RSM G20


21/02/2019

"Community based solutions to a growing climate crisis"
Dave Fuller (Project manager, North Kensington Community Energy)
Room: RSM G20


28/02/2019

"Active Genetics (Gene Drive Technology) - Precision pest control or ecological threat?"
Tilly Collins (Senior Fellow in CEP)
Room: RSM G20


07/03/2019

"Climate-wise connectivity, practice, and public participation in resilience"
Adina Merenlender (Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley)
Room: ACEX 250


02/05/2019

TBC
Mark Wright (Director of Science, WWF-UK)
Room: Sherfield 571 - Read Lecture Theatre


09/05/2019

TBC
Gail Klintworth (Special advisor: Sustainable Economic Zones and Clusters, SYSTEMIQ)
Room: Sherfield 571 - Read Lecture Theatre

2017-18

Autumn term

Thursdays at 5.00pm

Date

Speaker

Position

Title

05/10/2017

Prof Jim Skea

Chair in Sustainable Energy

TBC

12/10/2017

Gary Kass

Deputy Chief Scientist, Natural England

TBC

19/10/2017

Matt Georges

Senior Advisor, Environment and Business, Environment Agency

“When does pollution prevention cost too much?”

26/10/2017

James Arrandale

Environmental Law Advisor

TBC

02/11/2017

Pauline Vaskou

Ethical & Sustainability Responsible Sourcing Manager at Tesco PLC

“Corporate Responsibility in Business – Commodities at Tesco“

09/11/2017

George Darrah

Strategy, BP Supply and Trading

A Personal Perspective on Oil and the Environment

16/11/2017

Paul Leinster

Professor of Environmental Assessment Atmospheric Informatics and Emissions Technology, Cranfield University

TBC

23/11/2017

Patricia Calvo

Veolia UK

TBC

30/11/2017

Craig Davies

Senior Manager (Climate Change Adaptation) at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

‘Financing a Climate Resilient Economy’

07/12/2017

Peter Tangney

Science Policy & Communication,Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century

“The Role of Values in 21stCentury Science”.