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.
Andy Purvis, NHM: ‘Can we stop the global decline of biodiversity?’
Mark Howells, Imperial College London and Loughborough University: 'R2D2 and C3Po - In a new hope: Efforts to accelerate funding for the sustainable development of the world's poorest’
Julie Hill, Office for Environmental Protection / Green Alliance: 'The Office for Environmental Protection and the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan’
April Williamson, Client Earth: 'Climate change litigation'
James Lloyd-Jones, Jones Food Company: 'Jones Food Company: Exploring vertical farming practices'
Ioana Badea, BEIS-NZBI Clean Heat: 'Intro to Civil Service Careers and an Overview of the Government’s assessment of Hydrogen for Heating'
Sarah Jane Widdowson, Intelisos: 'Green jobs and skills- are you ready for the green skills revolution?'
Thomas Ball, WWF: 'Transition Plans for a Net Zero and Nature Positive Future'
Michael Aquilina, AECOM: 'Natural Capital Laboratory: the role of quantification in nature restoration'
Gbemi Oluleye- Imperial College London: 'Accelerating the Uptake of Hydrogen for Industry'
Rob Godfrey- Teeconomy
Rosemary Pickering- Farfetch
Anne-Marie Tomm- Bloomsberg and the Man Group
Eugenie Mathieu- Aviva
Sam Burford- DEFRA
Professor Regan - Imperial College London
Lola Bushnell- ARUP
Dirk Wilyman- Ørsted
Laura Noorani - Hambro Perks
Isabelle Cardinal - DEFRA
Yasar Yetiskin- ICF
Dave Barker- Climate Fiction author & Economist