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"Hopes and fears: why people disagree about how to tackle climate change" by Dr Rob Bellamy

In this seminar Dr Rob Bellamy, James Martin Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, will explore how and why people disagree about how to tackle climate change. What hope then is there for a global political agreement in Paris 2015?

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This seminar is being live webcast on YouTube:

About the speaker

Dr Rob BellamyDr Rob Bellamy is a James Martin Fellow in the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) at the Oxford Martin School. As part of the Climate Geoengineering Governance (CGG) project his research explores public participation in the appraisal and governance of climate geoengineering proposals: deliberate large scale interventions in the Earth’s climate system designed to moderate anthropogenic climate change.

Prior to his PhD at the University of East Anglia he was lead author of the UK’s first comprehensive Climate Adaptation Tool during his term as Climate Adaptation Officer at the Norfolk Climate Change Partnership.

He also holds an undergraduate BSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of York, where he specialised in atmospheric science and pollution; and a postgraduate MSc with Distinction in Climate Change, where he specialised in climate tipping points and risk perception.

This event is part of a series:

Lecture series: Creating a climate for change: what’s at stake in global climate negotiations

“I challenge you to bring to the Summit bold pledges. Innovate, scale up, co-operate and deliver concrete action that will close the emissions gap and put us on track for an ambitious legal agreement.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon In December 2015, world leaders will gather in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). The conference aim is to secure a le...

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Event Details

12 February 2015 17:00 - 18:30


Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)