We are delighted to announce that our next Autumn Lecture will be given by David Millar, the Senior Climate Analyst for the independent Committee on Climate Change. The CCC is the official independent advisory body to the UK government on reducing emissions and adapting to the risks of climate change. Prior to joining the Committee on Climate Change, Richard worked at the interface of climate science and policy as a post-doc researcher, including on the recent IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C. He has a DPhil from the University of Oxford in atmospheric physics, and grew up in Shropshire.
Richard will review the progress the UK has made in reducing emissions compared to requirements of the Climate Change Act and the reductions and actions that need to be addressed to meet the more challenging targets set by the Paris Convention on Climate Change. Since we invited him, Parliament decided to declare a state of Climate Emergency. David will explore with us the ramifications of this radical decision, in particular as it may affect people like us in this part of the world.
Free entry to students