Event

THINK Seminar - Climate Emergency: Is the UK's response sufficient?

  • Wed 3 Nov 21

    14:00 - 15:30

  • Colchester Campus

    LTB 5

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Fay Wilson

Discuss the big topics ahead of the debate...

The UK has some of the world’s most ambitious targets when it comes to tackling climate change, pledging, for instance, to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 78% by 2035. This year, the UK is hosting COP26, the UN’s climate talks, in Glasgow, which Boris Johnson said must be “a turning point” for humanity. But is the UK living up to its promises? The government has been criticised for allowing airport expansion and for building roads rather than investing in public transport, for giving the green light for a new coalmine in Cumbria and expanding oil and gas exploration in the North Sea. In 2019, the Committee on Climate Change, the UK’s independent advisory committee on climate change, issued a report showing that the UK was “failing to tackle climate change on almost all key measures of success.” At the publication of this year’s report, Lord Deben, a House of Lords peer and chair of the Climate Change Committee, said that in “almost every area [of carbon reduction] there has been serious delays, and where there hasn’t been delay, the ambition has not been realised in the action — we haven’t met the mark.” Join us as we discuss the UK’s credibility, and responsibility, when it comes to addressing the climate and ecological emergency.
Discuss the topic and plan questions ahead of the big debate (link to debate)

How to join:

THINK SEMINARS ARE ONLY OPEN TO UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX STUDENTS.

Join us in person in LTB 5 or via Zoom - 992 7741 9588 (You will need to register your place).

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Important information - this event is a COVID-secure event

University of Essex Staff and Students 

  • moodle training 
  • Covid-age health assessment
  • Staff agreement
  • encouragement to have been vaccinated
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  • encouragement not to attend campus if positive, symptomatic or living with someone positive
  • encouragement to wear face coverings when not actually eating or drinking

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  • encouragement for a negative LFT on the day of the event - if not within previous 72 hours
  • encouragement not to attend campus if positive, symptomatic or living with someone positive
  • encouragement to wear face coverings when not actually eating or drinking
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