Environment Events

2 June, 2015 - Climate change – adaptation, resilience and risk

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Organised by UCL Grand Challenges

UCL’s Grand Challenges programme and the French Embassy in London are pleased to invite you to the third in a series of Franco-British bilateral events being held in the run-up to the COP21 summit in Paris this December. This public debate will address the challenges of delivering climate change adaptation measures in France and the UK, with a key-note lecture by the Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of the city’s climate plan, Célia Blauel. A panel of senior figures in the UK and French climate change fields will debate the implications of the two countries’ climate change adaptation plans, drawing on insights resulting from a series of workshops due to take place earlier that day on the subject. The debate will be moderated by the BBC’s Energy and Environment Analyst, Roger Harrabin.

Location: Cruciform B304 - Lecture Theatre 1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kasia Diez

Email: k.diez@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 8585

2 June, 2015 - Transition to the green economy – a business perspective

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by Built Environment - The Bartlett

John Cridland will set out business’ vision for the UK’s energy future and what the new Government can do to get us there. This vision is of an economy which is both growing and greening, where there is enough energy from a diverse range of sources to power and heat homes and industry, where resources are used efficiently and consumers are informed, engaged and in control of their bills. His remarks will touch upon how we can drive investment to secure and decarbonise our power sector, stimulate the consumer and business market for energy efficiency, ensure the UK’s industrial competitiveness and play a strong role in Europe and internationally to achieve a supportive framework for investments. 17.00-17.30 - Registration 17.30-17.45 - Introduction from the Chair (Dame Nicola Brewer) 17.45-18.45 - Lecture & Q&A 18.45 - Networking Reception

Location: Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Kiran Dhillon

Email: k.dhillon@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 5935

4 June, 2015 - TECHNO-LIBERATION. Can technology contribute to social equality?

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:00:00

Organised by UCL Science & Technology Studies

Imagine you lived in a house with walls that can repair themselves… Imagine you can 3D print a jumper when you need it… Frugal innovation, digital divide, technological empowerment – contemporary trends in social movements and technological development are increasingly embracing the very idea of technology as a disruptive driver of social change. Yet, opponents voice doubts. Can technological advancement lead to a more equal society? What does the Internet or movements such as frugal innovation offer? And what does it take to build a world where technology helps everyone to reach their full potential? We invited academics, politicians and entrepreneurs to discuss their ideas on social inequalities and the possible solutions technology has to offer. The panel discussion starts at 6pm and closes with a drink reception and presentations of 3D printed products.

Location: XLG1 Chemistry LT, Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

Contact: Klara-Aylin Wenten & Emilia Lischke

Email: equality.technology.ucl@gmail.com

Phone: +44 (0)7519202704