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18:30 - 20:00 24 June 2014

Time for change? Climate science reconsidered


Roberts G06 | Roberts Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 7JE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: FREE
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Chris Rapley, Chair of the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science
Dr Claire Craig, Deputy Head, Government Office for Science
John Ashton, Founding Director, E3G and independent commentator and adviser on the politics of climate change
Dr Tamsin Edwards, Research Associate in uncertainty in earth system modelling, University of Bristol
Professor Arthur Petersen, Chief Scientist at the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

The UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science brings together a cross-disciplinary group of academics from geography, earth sciences, psychology, neuroscience, science and technology studies, and energy research to examine the role of climate scientists in society and the challenges faced in communicating climate science effectively to policymakers and the public. The Commission’s report argues that a fundamental rethink of the values and practices of climate science is required in order for the climate science community to engage fully with the demands of societal discourse. It makes a number of recommendations to improve communication, training and leadership for the climate science community.

Professor Chris Rapley will present the key conclusions and recommendations of the UCL Policy Commission on the Communication of Climate Science before a panel discussion and open Q&A, chaired by Dr Claire Craig.


Kasia Diez
+44 (0)020 7679 8585 | k.diez@ucl.ac.uk