"From pollution to solution: will China save the planet?" with Barbara Finamore
18th June 2019: 5:00pm
18th June 2019: 5:00pm
20th June 2019: 5:00pm
5th September 2019: 4:00pm
Re-thinking economics has never been more important. Climate change, technological change, equitable development and migration are among the many challenges the world is currently facing, and new paradigms of economic thought can help society respond effectively. An economic lens can help us understand, adapt and plan for the future. This lecture series presents ideas from leading-edge thinkers on how we might do so.
19th June 2019: 6:00pm
In this talk Marco Springmann (Oxford Martin School), Xavier Poux (AScA and IDDRI) and Pierre-Marie Aubert (IDDRI) will discuss the EAT Lancet scenario and the TYFA scenario, respectively for the global and European food systems.
20th June 2019: 5:00pm Registration Required
The biosphere and econosphere are deeply interlinked and both are in crisis. Industrial, fossil-fuel based capitalism delivered major increases in living standards from the mid-18th through late-20th centuries, but at the cost of widespread ecosystem destruction, planetary climate change, and a variety of economic injustices.
Series: Evolving economic thought
20th June 2019: 5:30pm
Levels of obesity in most cities are growing fast, as is the associated healthcare burden. Urban food provisioning – the way people in cities access food – is a significant part of the problem, but urban authorities around the world are starting to take a new approach; one that combines systems thinking and coherent policies with a people-centred approach that engages with inhabitants’ lived experience.
5th September 2019: 4:00pm Registration Required
Crocodiles once roamed the Arctic, during the Eocene about 50 million years ago. Polar regions were lush and warm. Greenhouse gas concentrations were higher than today, but at most about 4 times higher - not enough, according to current climate models, to have warmed the Arctic sufficiently. Something appears to be missing in current models to account for the warmth of the past.
17th September 2019: 9:00am
The Symposium will highlight areas of stem cell research with trajectories towards treatments of diseases including metabolic and genetic skin disorders, neurodegeneration, musculoskeletal disease, heat failure and cancer.