Tackling the Climate Crisis: A Cambridge Zero event for Academic Book


11/03/2020 6-8pm The Pitt Building, Trinity Street, Cambridge Free

Join us for a free panel discussion on the benefits of a cross discipline approach to the environmental problems that we face today.
The theme for Academic Book Week this is Academic Books and The Environment, and the aim of the week is to ‘open up a dialogue between the makers, providers and readers of academic books, and increase awareness of the academic book as a vehicle for ground-breaking ideas’. CUP Bookshop is delighted to be co-ordinating a cross-disciplinary discussion on current research and academic work being undertaken on environmental issues. The panellists will discuss how the University is positioning itself on these issues with the establishment of the Cambridge Zero project, and how the Press is supporting this and setting itself at the vanguard of publishing in this area. Each guest will give a short presentation of their work and then a joint discussion followed by Q&A.
 
Panellists:
Dr Emily Shuckburgh is Director of Cambridge Zero at the University of Cambridge and Reader in Environmental Data Science at the Department of Computer Science and Technology.
 
Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, Senior Director, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) & Executive Secretary, UNFCCC CoP26 Climate Law & Governance Initiative, is an award-winning expert jurist and professor of law and governance on sustainable development.
 
Professor Paul Warde works on environmental, economic and social history and is Research Director of the Centre for History and economics, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge; and the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure.
 
Professor Mike Hulme studies the cultural and epistemic construction of the idea of climate change, and its discursive and material effects, drawing upon scientific, social scientific and humanities insight.

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