Professor Libby John, Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Lincoln and Head of the College of Science, has arranged a series of compelling talks based on the hot topic of climate change.
The CDT’s, Professor Simon Pearson and Isobel Wright, will be presenting in the series on the 10th March ‘Climate Change – An Opportunity to Change Practice for the Lincolnshire Agriculture and Food Industry’.
With two talks, by Professor Edward Hanna and Rebecca Forster, already having taken place, the next is due to occur tomorrow 24th Feb 2021 at 11am. Details of the upcoming talks can be found below.
24th February @ 11:00-12:00
Professor Mark G. Macklin, Distinguished Professor of River Systems and Global Change and Founding Director of the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health
MyRiver: re-thinking floodplains and intergenerational strategies for living with floods
The climate crisis is increasingly being played out on the world’s river and coastal floodplains where most of humanity live and food production is concentrated. The greater frequency of extreme hydrological events – major floods and droughts – particularly in densely populated urban floodplains is putting a huge strain on local communities and environmental regulators, which is compounded by growing socioeconomic uncertainty and inequality. Focusing on the UK and Lincolnshire but also drawing on lessons from river systems globally, a radical re-thinking of people-floodplain relationships is advocated. This goes beyond simplistic concepts of re-wilding and ‘natural’ flood management and embraces deep-time understanding of floodplain dynamics to inform intergenerational strategies for living with floods. Improvements in river ‘literacy’ within floodplain communities facilitated by evidence-based and meaningful public engagement are urgently required.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/8oZybyanWaE
StreamYard Guest Link: https://streamyard.com/sdi9ci3itx
3rd March @ 14:00-15:00
Dr Cathy Daly
Castles in the Sky: The implications of Climate change for our Cultural Heritage.
The lecture will discuss the intersection of climate change and cultural heritage. It will consider the impacts of climate change for heritage assets, possible responses and also what contributions heritage might be able to make to Climate Action.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/Ufq_fA_ocAM
StreamYard Guest Link: https://streamyard.com/6gf3kbsnig
10th March @ 15:00-16:00
Professor Simon Pearson & Isobel Wright
Climate Change – An Opportunity to Change Practice for the Lincolnshire Agriculture and Food Industry
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/JfQxrJbpFfM
StreamYard Guest Link: https://streamyard.com/bbyxhvtvu9
17th March @ 09:00-10:00
Professor Libby John and Professor Harriet Gross
How climate change impacts your plants and garden
Through its effects on weather patterns, climate change will have huge impacts on plants – affecting where they can grow and how fast, what times of year they can grow, their relationships with pollinators and seed dispersers and their chances of survival. We will look at what this might mean for plants in the wild and in gardens and how climate change is affecting our gardens, what we can do to manage the challenges so our domestic gardens continue to provide a sustainable environment for us and for wildlife to enjoy. This is a joint lecture delivered by Professor Harriet Gross and Professor Libby John. Professor Gross researches the psychology of gardening, and how gardening makes a difference to our wellbeing. Professor John is a plant ecologist who studies the impact of environmental conditions on wild plants and their ecosystems.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/ShLY8O97phI
StreamYard Guest Link: https://streamyard.com/bptgt3ff5d
24th March @ 16:00-17:00
Professor Elizabeth Kirk
The Challenges of Climate Change Law
This lecture will consider why international laws to address climate change may appear to be quite weak. Challenges such as target setting and enforcement will be considered in light of key concepts in international law such as sovereignty. The lecture will conclude with a brief assessment of the potential for more demanding laws to be adopted.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/b2IwegvmDEk
StreamYard Guest Link: https://streamyard.com/8cjmu364ka
31st March @ 11:00-12:00
Professor Ted Fuller & Dr Claire May
Climate change and the shared futures of business and society.
The effects of climate change are damaging to society and to business. Climate change has been framed in different narratives since it became evident as an existential threat. Narratives which portray climate change as “hoax”, “natural”, or “inevitable” have led to a slow response by business and by consumers. The consequences of non-action have been harmful and are increasingly so, with global and local impact. We discuss ways in which the contemporary framings of climate change influence the inter-related nature of business and social behaviour. We consider current business imperatives, practicality, and responsibilities and describe some of the trends in businesses practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and how these might extend. We also reflect on the role of a University Business School in equipping current and future leaders to understand and respond to climate change responsibly.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/zp6LTmyq6cM
StreamYard Guest Link: https://streamyard.com/scjzw6eimq