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Conference: Responding to Environmental Breakdown

This February IPPR will host a major conference on responding to environmental breakdown. This will take place on Tuesday 12th February, 09.30-17.00 at Coin Street Neighbourhood Centre, 108 Stamford St, London SE1 9NH.

IPPR is undertaking a major research programme to understand the implications of environmental collapse for policy and politics and develop the narratives and policy needed to manage risk in this new era, protect societies from disruption caused by environmental breakdown, and enable future generations to flourish. This conference will explore the dimensions of a response to environmental breakdown.

Please follow the link below to register for this event. 


09.30    Registration Opens

10.00    Welcome from IPPR: Laurie Laybourn-Langton, Research Programme Lead & Jess Search, Chair of Trustees, IPPR

10.10    Keynote: Prof Chris Rapley, Professor of Climate Science, UCL
10.30    Session 1: Critical Systems

  • Dr Jennifer Cole, Research Fellow, Royal Holloway University of London
  • Dimitri Zenghelis, Senior Visiting Fellow, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE
  • Kim Croasdale, Sustainability Networks Manager, Sustainable Development Unit for the NHS, Public Health and Social Care
  • Joanna Lewis, Policy and Strategy Director, Soil Association
  • Chair: Luke Murphy, Associate Director for the Energy, Climate, Housing and Infrastructure Team

11.45    Comfort Break

12.00    Session 2: Politics

  • James Murray, Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen
  • Clive Lewis MP, Shadow Treasury Minister 
  • Isabella Gornall, Managing Director at Seahorse Environmental Communications
  • Sam Richards, Director, Conservative Environment Network
  • Farhana Yamin, Track 0 founder, Extinction Rebellion activist
  • Chair: Jess Search, Chair of Trustees, IPPR

13.15    Lunch

14.00    Session 3: Economics

  • Fran Boait, Executive Director, Positive Money
  • Nick Robins, Professor in Practice - Sustainable Finance, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, LSE
  • Michael Jacobs, Professorial Research Fellow, Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI), University of Sheffield
  • Dr Jason Hickel, Lecturer, Goldsmiths University
  • Chair: Carys Roberts, Chief Economist & Head of the Centre for Economic Justice, IPPR

15.15   Keynote: Zack Exley, Co-founder of Justice Democrats and The New Consensus

15.45    Networking Drinks

17.00    End