7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 12 October
This event has already taken place
Individuals can collectively make a big difference in fighting the climate crisis. But can we rely on individual decisions to lower our carbon output and mitigate the worst predictions of climate scientists?
Join a panel of experts as they discuss who has the power to make meaningful change. Do we need strict top-down action from government, business and other leaders or can the climate crisis best solved with a bottom-up grassroots approach?
This event is part of our new series on the climate crisis in partnership with the Grantham Institute.
This is a livestream event where the speaker and audience come together online.
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Alyssa Gilbert is the Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. Alyssa connects relevant research across the university with policy-makers and businesses. Together with the team at Grantham and academics across Imperial, she delivers outputs for those audiences ranging from briefing papers through to workshops and events. She has expanded these outputs to include digital learning through a Massive Open Online Course on Clean Power, and an Art & Science exhibit, amongst other approaches.
Moustapha Kamal Gueye is Coordinator of the Green Jobs Programme at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva. Kamal comes from UNEP where he served as Acting Head, Green Economy Advisory Services from 2009 to 2012. Before UNEP, he was for three years Senior Programme Manager-Environment Cluster at the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva. Previously, Kamal spent twelve years across Asia, managing policy research projects on renewable energy, environment and sustainable development at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Japan.
Trewin Restorick is the founder of Global Action Plan and the founding CEO of Hubub, a charity which makes environmental issues fun. Launching creative campaigns and collaborating with companies, Hubub is a visionary charity. Trewin's history of working in environmental change and his ability to actively engage his audiences makes him well-placed to discuss green issues.
Kamran Mallick joined Disability Rights UK as its Chief Executive in July 2017. He is the former Chief Executive of Action on Disability, the Hammersmith-based disability organisation, where he worked for 13 years.
Kamran has also worked for the spinal injury charity Aspire as well as running his own training and consultancy business.
The event will be chaired by Colleen Becker – Co-Founder of start up Stealth Mode.
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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