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Thursday 17 October: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Babbage Lecture Theatre, New Museums SiteDowning Street, CB2 3RS

The impacts of climate change are starting to arrive on our doorsteps, with heatwaves and flooding devastating lives and livelihoods around the world. The sheer scale and urgency of the response required to limit future climate change is now obvious. The UK has become the first major economy to pass a new zero emissions law, requiring it to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. But how can this now be achieved? Measures to tackle climate change and wider environmental breakdown must be designed and implemented in an economically and socially just way if they are to be effective and fair. The challenge of achieving this is that much greater as we are living in a world with an ever increasing gulf between those at the top and the bottom of society. Navigating a rapid transition to a zero-carbon world will not be straightforward. A sustainable transition will require confronting the climate emergency and the scourge of inequality at the same time. How can bold action be constructed that is positive for the environment and also delivers clear benefits for communities through the creation of new jobs and new prospects? How can strong action in the UK be translated into global action through visionary leadership? There are no easy answers, but failing to respond is not an option.

A conversation between Ed Miliband MP and Emily Shuckburgh, Director of Cambridge Zero, the University’s ambitious new climate change initiative.

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