Policy Lates Event: Climate crisis - biosciences for a state of emergency

02 Nov 2020 - By:

Policy Lates Event: Climate crisis - biosciences for a state of emergency

The SEB is proud to have co-sponsored a free, online Policy Lates event exploring the role of biosciences in addressing climate change.

The impacts of the climate crisis are becoming ever more stark, with floods in Bangladesh, wildfires in many parts of the world, and the second lowest Arctic sea ice minimum on record all seen this year.

In 2021, the UK will host the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), creating an opportunity to demonstrate leadership and increase global ambition on tackling climate change.

The biosciences are key to climate change mitigation and adaptation, from land use and food production through to impacts on biodiversity, health and disease.

In the build-up to COP26, this Policy Lates event will explore the role for biosciences in reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and planning for a projected minimum rise in global temperature of 2°C, from several perspectives.

Dr Julia Knights FRSB, Deputy Director Science Museum - panel chair
Professor Peter Smith FRSB, Professor of Soils & Global Change, University of Aberdeen

Speakers TBC

The event will take place online (Zoom) on the 23rd November at 18:30 (UK time), finishing at 20:30.

The event is free to attend, but advanced boking is essential. 
Login or register to make a booking here.  

For all enquiries, please contact Beth Morgan at events@rsb.org.uk or on 020 3925 3444.