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As the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) reaches its climax in Glasgow, join us for an evening of COP related networking hosted by our Provost Rachel Mills, and hear from some of our most prominent climate change academics on what they think we need to do next to tackle the climate crisis.

It will also be an opportunity to hear more about sustainability at the University, as we launch our annual sustainability report.

Come along to network over drinks with staff, students, and local stakeholders and hear talks on climate research and combatting climate change.

You’ll hear from:

Our Provost, Professor Rachel Mills – Sustainable Sussex and our Annual Report

Professor Rachel Mills is the University Provost, deputising for the Vice-Chancellor and overseeing academic activity at the University.

She had a long career as an oceanographer, exploring the deep and educating the next generation. She studies the chemistry of the deep seafloor and its impact on life in the ocean. She has led research expeditions using submersibles and remotely operated vehicles to remote and deep, unexplored parts of the ocean.

Rachel regularly provides advice and direction for a range of international and UK organisations and high-profile projects including acting as a non-executive director for the Government agency, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science.

Professor Peter Newell View from COP – Climate Politics after Glasgow

Peter Newell is a Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex and co-founder and research director of the Rapid Transition Alliance and sits on the board of directors of Greenpeace UK. His recent research focuses on the political economy of low carbon energy transitions. He has worked at the universities of Sussex, Oxford, Warwick and East Anglia in the UK and FLACSO Argentina. His single and co-authored books include Climate for Change; Governing Climate Change; Globalization and the Environment; Climate Capitalism; Transnational Climate Change Governance, Global Green Politics and Power Shift: The Global Political Economy of Energy Transitions.

Dr Marie Claire Brisbois Climate Coping Strategies

Dr. Marie Claire Brisbois is a Senior Lecturer in Energy Policy in the Science Policy Research Unit, and Co-director of the Sussex Energy Group. Her work focuses on issues of power and politics in energy transitions including through the Coal Intensive Regions in Transition (CINTRAN) project, the ROLES project on the justice implications of energy digitalisation, the Local Green New Deal for Net Zero project, and the Whole Person-Whole Place project on relational approaches to home energy upgrades.

Professor Joe Alcamo Bringing together the Climate and SDG Agenda

Professor Joseph Alcamo is the Director of the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) at the University of Sussex, UK. He is a former Chief Scientist of the United Nations Environment Programme, and also served as the Special Science Advisor to the head of the negotiations of the Paris Climate Agreement. He has been active with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 1993, and was cited as a contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize won by IPCC in 2007. He has published three books on climate change science, the latest “Life in Europe Under Climate Change”.

Professor Benjamin Sovacool Addressing Climate Change – Technology or Behaviour?

Benjamin K. Sovacool is Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School in the United Kingdom. There he serves as Director of the Sussex Energy Group. He works as a researcher and consultant on issues pertaining to energy policy, energy justice, energy security, climate change mitigation, and climate change adaptation. w He is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), due to be published in 2022, and an Advisor on Energy to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation

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  • Thursday 11 November, 2021


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