Solutions to global warming: How to stop climate change?

7th February 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Solutions to Global Warming: How to stop climate change?

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Global warming is likely to be the greatest threat of our century.

Sir David Attenborough has warned that “the moment of crisis has come.” And he is not alone. Governments and multinational corporations worldwide are coming under ever-increasing pressure to take immediate actions to address this urgent problem.

Join us for a sofa session with two high-profile guest speakers at the Oxford Foundry to learn about its causes and effects and hear about new approaches to tackling the world’s climate crisis. The moderated discussion will be followed by Q&A with the audience. Guest speakers include:

Roz Savage MBE :

Rozholds four Guinness World Records for ocean rowing, including first woman to row solo across three oceans: the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian. She has rowed over 15,000 miles, taken around 5 million oarstrokes, and spent cumulatively over 500 days of her life at sea in a 23-foot rowboat. She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for services to environmental awareness and fundraising.

Roz Savage has been appointed a United Nations Climate Hero, an Athlete Ambassador for, an Ambassador for the Plastic Oceans Foundation, and MacGillivray Freeman’s One World One Ocean project. She has also served on the board of Adventure Scientists, and is a trained presenter for the Climate Reality Project. She teamed up with Zac Goldsmith as co-patron of the Greener Upon Thames campaign for a plastic bag free Olympics in 2012. She is a Notable Coalition Member of the Plastic Pollution Coalition, and ambassador for the 5 Gyres Institute. Her voyages took place under the auspices of the Blue Frontier Campaign.

Roz is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York, and has been listed amongst the Top Twenty Great British Adventurers by the Daily Telegraph and the Top Ten Ultimate Adventurers by National Geographic. In 2011, she received the Ocean Inspiration Through Adventure award. She has been inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame and was a recipient of a Yale World Fellowship. In 2010, she was named Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic.

Professor Cameron Hepburn:

Professor Cameron Hepburn is an Australian Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford and the London School of Economics and Political Science, both in the United Kingdom. He is Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School.

*If you are taking part in the Foundry’s 2020 AI Impact Weekend on Climate Change, you do not need to register again here. If you are not taking part in the AI Impact Weekend, please register for this speaker event only.


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Undergraduates – Postgraduates – DPhil candidates – Postdoctoral Researchers


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7th February 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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