Climate change - innovate for the future

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 23 November


The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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Event description

How can we innovate to combat the climate crisis? The Royal Institution and Imperial College London founded a centre for climate change innovation in March 2021 to answer this very question.

From the C40 cities leadership group to the Centre for Net Zero, governments and businesses around the world are coming together to drive innovation in the burgeoning climate sector.

Join a panel of experts to hear how they are innovating for the future.

This event is part of our new series on the climate crisis in partnership with the Grantham Institute.

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Event type

This is a livestream event where the speaker and audience come together online. 


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About the speakers

Naveed Chaudhry runs The Greenhouse and Climate Launchpad at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation. He manages a range of climate-positive companies in sectors such as agtech, energy, mobility, AI, eco-materials, and many others.

Hanson Cheng is an interdisciplinary designer working across scales of design. From products, speculation, to immersive pavilions, his work explores themes of sustainability and technology, health and wellbeing, as well as play and the built environment. He co-founded The Tyre Collective — a Clean-tech start up spearheading the capture and monitoring of tyre wear, accelerating the shift towards zero-emission mobility.

Lucy Yu is Chief Executive of the Centre for Net Zero, Octopus Energy’s open research lab. They are delivering ground-breaking research for a faster, fairer and more affordable global energy transition.

Mikaela Patrick is a researcher at the Global Disability Innovation Hub, leading research on inclusive city design through the UK Aid funded AT2030 programme. Mikaela has a background in health, innovation and architecture, and uses spatial research, design and systems thinking to understand the complex challenges around health and the environments we inhabit. 

Julia Lipton is Head of Innovation at C40 Cities. Julia fosters innovation in our cities and in her organisation, developing new support and leadership programs as well as supporting the identification of best practice innovation across the network of cities for global dissemination.


The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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