Sustainable Planet

How to Avert a Climate Catastrophe. After the UN Climate Action Summit in September, our Environment Professor will be talking to three experts about whether we still have a meaningful chance of averting a climate catastrophe, and how we can get there. The Extinction Rebellion protests pushed climate up the news agenda early in 2019, but what has happened since then, and what is happening globally? Professor Vicky Pope will discuss the challenges of climate modelling and reduction of emissions; Dr Damien Short will talk about why we need to legislate against Ecocide; and Professor Geoffrey Beattie will discuss the psychology that stops us from taking action.

Professor Jacqueline McGlade is the Frank Jackson Foundation Professor of the Environment at Gresham College. She is also a Professor of Resilience and Sustainable Development at University College London and Professor at the Maasai Mara University in Kenya. (from

Lecture 1 - How to Avert a Climate Catastrophe

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Lecture 1 - How to Avert a Climate Catastrophe
Lecture 2 - Building Sustainable Communities: A New Era for Twinning
Lecture 3 - Unlocking the Health Benefits of Nature
Lecture 4 - Ending Our Consumer Addiction
Lecture 5 - Can Gender Equality Help Solve Climate Change?
Lecture 6 - The Future of Our Oceans
Lecture 7 - The Last Mile: Ensuring Access to Affordable Energy to Poor, Rural Communities