Solving the Climate Crisis - TogetherFriday 8 Apr 2022
The Royal Economics Annual Conference will be taking place virtually from Monday 11 April to Wednesday 13 April 2022 and the Department of Economics are delighted to be a partner for this year's conference. The RES is one of the oldest economic associations in the world, founded in 1890 to promote the study of economic science.
As part of the conference the Department will be hosting a live panel event, bringing together a range of speakers from activists to an entrepreneur, economists to a politician, to discuss how they can work collaboratively 'Solving the Climate Crisis - Together'. We would like to invite you to join us in engaging with our distinguished panellists in a lively discussion on a topic that affects us all.
After the discussion there will be a drinks reception in Radcliffe and a chance for you to meet our panellists.
Monday 11 April, 6.15-7.30pm
Space 2, Radcliffe, University of Warwick
Dani Sinha - Journalist
Dani has been a presenter at ITN’s 5 News for several years after a long stint at the BBC. She was one of the main presenters during the pandemic and has covered other big moments such as Brexit and the Extinction Rebellion protests.
Before this, Dani could be seen and heard on various BBC outputs, including BBC World News covering big moments such as the Paris terror attack, Brexit, the missing plane MH370 and the annexation of Crimea. She was also a regular business presenter covering the markets on the News Channel.
Jo Salter - Founder, Where Does It Come From?
Jo Salter founded awarding winning social enterprise Where Does It Come From? in 2013. With its goal to create ‘Kind Clothes that Tell Tales’ following no-compromise ethics and sustainability criteria, the brand has been featured in major press and magazines. Where Does It Come From? is currently part of the NatWest Climate Accelerator and has won and been a finalist in a number of awards. In 2020 Where Does It Come From? was listed on Social Enterprise UK’s roll of honour and Jo was listed as a WISE 100 (Women in Social Enterprise) by Pioneers Post/NatWest.
Dr Gail Bradbrook - Co-Founder, Extinction Rebellion
Dr Gail Bradbrook is a British environmental activist and a co-founder of the environmental social movement Extinction Rebellion. She has a PhD in molecular biophysics from the University Manchester. Her activism focuses on raising awareness and encouraging mass pressure to counter climate change. Her talk on the science of the ecological crisis, the psychology of active participation and the need for civil disobedience has gone viral and been part of the inspiration for many to join XR.
Claire Nouvian - Founder and Board Chair of BLOOM
Claire Nouvian is a writer and environmentalist who has dedicated her career to protecting the distant and vulnerable deep sea. In 2018 she won the Goldman Prize, which is equivalent to the Nobel Prize for ecology.
While wonder drew her to the depths of the ocean, finding out about deep-sea fishing prompted her to focus on combating destructive fishing practices. Nouvian is committed to putting an end to deep-sea bottom trawling and advocates before governments and institutions in favour of the protection of the vulnerable ocean’s depths. In 2004, she founded the Paris and Hong Kong-based non-profit conservation organisation BLOOM. Claire holds a BA in History from the Sorbonne University.
Molly Scott Cato - Professor of Green Economics
Molly is a Professor of Green Economics and speaks for the Green Party of England and Wales on Economy and Finance. She has expertise on climate finance and climate reparations.
From 2014-2020 Molly represented South West England and Gibraltar in the European Parliament. She served on the Parliament’s Economics and Monetary Policy committee and was the Parliament’s rapporteur on sustainable finance. She was a co-legislator on regulations relating to mandatory disclosure and climate benchmarks. She is an expert on resilient local economies, cooperatives and social enterprise, sustainable finance, monetary policy and tax policy. Molly studied PPE at Oxford University and took a PhD in Economics from the University of Wales.
Dr Amrita Sen (BSc Economics 2006) - Director of Research
Unfortunately Dr Amrita Sen has had to pull out of this event at the last minute.
Please note: This event will be live streamed and photography will be taking place at this event, which may be used for marketing purposes (e.g. promotional materials). By registering your attendance at this event, you are giving consent to be photographed, however if you do not wish to be photographed, please inform the photographer or a member of Economics staff on the day.
Registration for the event is essential as spaces are limited so please only register if you will be attending. Registration will close at 3pm on Friday 8 April.
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