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A message from Laurie James, Sustainable Hayfield…

Later this month, the world’s leaders will start 2 weeks of talks in Paris about how best to limit greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the risk of irreversible climate change. Many headlines will be written and hard negotiations undertaken. Now there’s an almost unique chance to hear locally what’s at stake, and what’s possible.

We’re delighted to invite you, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12TH, to an expert presentation at the Royal Hotel, Hayfield, on the impact and challenges of climate change by Professor Kevin Anderson, Professor of Energy and Climate Change at theSchool of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Civil Engineering at Manchester University. He is also Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, one of the UK’s leading research institutes in this field.

Professor Anderson is a scientific advisor to the Welsh Government’s climate change commission, reports on shale gas and aviation-related emissions to the UK and EU Parliaments, and advises the Prime Minister’s office on carbon trading and the development of national carbon budgets. An engineer by training, his industrial experience has been mainly in the petrochemical industry.  

It’s a privilege to have such expertise, honed from practical skills in industry, available to us. We hope this interests you too. His talk ‘Ostrich or Phoenix? – Climate Change, Facts and Futures’, is hugely topical and relevant. You are warmly invited to this open event, which is free to all. Professor Anderson will give his illustrated presentation from 7.30p.m., for about an hour, and then take questions. We hope to see you there.

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