Minimising Climate Risks

Date: Wednesday 17 January 2018


Imperial College London
Lecture Theatre 34
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
South Kensington
London SW7 2AZ


Climate change continues to divide opinion and confuse the lay person. Its 3 years since the last IPCC Assessment and 2 years since the global agreement in Paris to deal with climate change. Although some progress is being made to address climate change, the international process seems painfully slow and the US, the world’s second largest emitter, has indicated its intention to withdraw from the treaty. Meanwhile extreme weather has devastated communities around the world. Just how big is the threat of climate change? Is it all doom and gloom or are there reasons for optimism?
The Royal Meteorological Society’s meeting “Minimising climate change” will take stock of scientific progress since the last IPCC report, review options for avoiding dangerous climate change and what actions key countries are taking. The meeting should appeal to scientists, policymakers and interested non-experts.

We are very pleased to have eminent speakers from a wide range of backgrounds, including eminent scientists, a co-chair of the IPCC and experts from the private sector. We are also delighted that the BEIS Minister of State, Claire Perry MP, is willing to find time in her busy schedule to address the conference. Together they should provide a range of very stimulating talks and encourage a lively debate.

This meeting is supported by the Grantham Institute and the  EPG (Environmental Physics Group, part of IoP) and is part of the Royal Meteorological Society National Meetings programme, open to all from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate.  Non members are welcome to attend this meeting.  Where seating capacity is limited, priority will be given to members.


AUDIO RECORDING - Please note that due to a technical issue, the audio recording from the first two talks ( Prof Gabi Hegerl - Recent weather and climate trends events and their impact on perceptions of climate change and Prof Richard Betts - Climate impacts risks for warming between 1.5C and 6C - the benefits of achieving the global goals) is not available.




SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS | Minimising Climate Risks