Climate Change Conference

McLaughlin, S. (Organiser), Waring, T. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

The Queen’s University of Belfast’s School of Biological Sciences invites you to our first Climate Change Conference to be held on the 19th March 2020. The event provides an opportunity for staff and students across the university, as well as stakeholders from industry, government and NGOs to showcase the work undertaken to tackle climate change and sustainability both in Northern Ireland and across the globe.A range of guest speakers will present on the importance of recognising the local and global impacts of climate change as well as what is being done to mitigate and adapt to such impacts, and promoting all dimensions of sustainability. Speakers range from academics to private and public sector representatives, including:Denny Elliott & Stephen Akonya, Self Help AfricaOwen Lyttle, Assistant Director of the Environment Policy Division, DAERAProfessor Mark Emmerson, Director of Research for Ecosystem, Biology & Sustainability, School of Biological Sciences, QUBDr Chris McCallum, Covet CupDr Martina Bozzola, Lecturer (Economics of Agriculture, Food & Health), School of Biological Sciences, QUBThe conference will include a poster session, open to all staff and students conducting research or projects related to climate change. Alternatively, anyone who wants to share their experiences with volunteering, environmental initiatives or groups, such as Green Impact, within or outside of the university are also welcome to present a poster.The key purpose of this conference is to promote inter-disciplinary research within QUB to provide solutions the global climate change crisis. Insights from agriculture, biodiversity, environment, economics, health, infrastructure, architecture, engineering, art, social sciences, psychology and politics, are integral to ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Funded by the QUB Green Fund 
Period19 Mar 2020
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United Kingdom

Keywords

  • climate change
  • Conference
  • Green Fund