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Beyond the researcher’s desk: Climate research and its impact

10:00am to 12:00pm
University College London, INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, 20 BEDFORD WAY, WC1H 0AL, United Kingdom
International collaboration

We've seen the worldwide call for action on climate change gain momentum, but we're still grappling with how to make this action a reality. Climate Strategies invites you to an insightful discussion on three innovative themes that can change how we tackle CO2 emissions:

Climate Clubs

  • The evolution of an unconventional idea Prof. Michael Grubb
  • International Trade and Climate Change Dr. Kasturi Das, Institute of Management Technology
  • Just Transitions to a low-carbon economy Andrzej Blachowicz, Climate Strategies.

Join us for three quick-fire presentations showcasing Climate Strategies' work internationally. The presentations will focus on how engagement - designed to ensure mutual learning, feedback, and buy-in - supports researchers to fully realise the real-world impact of their research. This will be followed by an open space for discussion, where we are eager to hear your thoughts on how climate research intersects with climate action.

If you're keen to understand how diverse research, unique networks, and meaningful stakeholder inputs can lead to impactful decision-making, then don't forget to register!

*Please note that registration is no guarantee of entry. Please arrive promptly to ensure entry (max. capacity: 40 people).

**Tea and coffee available


Prof. Michael Grubb is a Professor of Energy and Climate Change at University College London (Institute of Sustainable Resources & Energy Institute), and Research Director for ISR. He has combined research and applied roles for many years, bringing research insights into policymaking, and bringing practical experience to bear upon academic studies. He has worked with Carbon Trust, Ofgem, Chatham house, and Climate Strategies, where he was Chair. He chaired the UK government’s IPCC Sixth Assessment (Mitigation Report), and was a Leader for the Sustainability hub of the UK Research Council's programme on Rebuilding Macroeconomics. He also founded the Climate Policy journal. In addition, Michael has authored numerous books, research articles, and other publications on climate and energy-related issues. From 2008-11, he served on the UK Climate Change Committee, established under the UK Climate Change Act to advise the government on future carbon budgets.

Dr. Kasturi Das is a Professor in Economics at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad (Delhi-NCR), India. She is currently visiting the University of Oxford as a Chevening Research, Science and Innovation Leadership (CRISP) Fellow. Kasturi held advisory positions in the World Economic Forum’s E15 Expert Group on Trade and Climate Change; and the Government of India’s High-level Advisory Committee on Trade & Environment. She has published extensively in top-ranking academic journals including the 'Nature' and 'Global Environmental Change'. Her current research interests include the interface of climate change issues with international trade, trade-related issues, and business sustainability.

Andrzej Blachowicz is the Managing Director of Climate Strategies (CS). He has worked extensively on coal transitions projects in various countries in Europe and internationally and is directly involved in the consortium operating the European Commission’s Platform for Coal Regions in Transition. Prior to joining CS, he served as a Cabinet member and advisor on climate change to the Polish Minister of Environment during the Polish EU Presidency. Andrzej has been one of Poland's lead experts during the negotiations of the EU climate and energy package, as well as in the UNFCCC process.

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Venue accessibility:

  • Accessible toilet
  • Suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility impairments
  • Step free access
  • Accessible parking
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