Webinars@SocEnv: CLIMATE CHANGE - A 2020 Perspective | Part 1
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Webinars@SocEnv: CLIMATE CHANGE - A 2020 Perspective | Part 1

When: Tuesday, 5th May 2020
12.00 - 13.00
Where: Society for the Environment Webinar
United Kingdom
Contact: Phil Underwood
+44 (0) 345 337 2951

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Part one of a four part series focused on the topic of "Climate Change - A 2020 Perspective". This new webinar series continues our cross-disciplinary, knowledge sharing, expert led webinars designed to provide good practice case studies and insight into key topics from a range of sectors - providing different perspectives, but all with the goal of protecting and enhancing our environment. 

We hear from Chartered Environmentalists from professional bodies, universities and independent consultancies. Sub-topics under the umbrella theme include the likely impact of climate change on global water security and the roles of materials, Environmental Impact Assessment and countryside professionals in tackling climate change.

While our CEnv speakers and those linked with their work are specialists in their field, they provide the perspectives from different sectors, which makes for an interesting debate. Each webinar includes a Q&A - with the opportunity to submit your questions prior to and during the webinar itself. 

To find out more about the speakers and their talks in part 1, and/or to listen and participate for free on Tuesday, 5th May 2020 (12:00 - 13:00 BST), please keep reading. 


Talk #1:

Materials, Resource Management and Climate Change 

Dr Church will discuss the importance of materials in meeting our climate change targets, both in terms of the fundamental role materials will play in enabling the necessary societal change and through the lens of minimising resource use’s contribution to GHG emissions. 

By Dr Colin Church CEnv - Chief Executive @ the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) 

Dr Colin Church is the Chief Executive of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, the global network for the materials cycle. He is Chair of the Circular Economy Task Force, a business led group convened by Green Alliance that aims to lead policy discussions with ambitious business thinking. He is also a Trustee of CHEM Trust, the Lightyear Foundation and a Board Member of the Society for the Environment.

Previously, Colin was the CEO of CIWM, the professional body for resources and waste management. Before that, he spent 21 years in the UK Civil Service working in a range of areas including climate change, the theory and practice of regulation, and environmental protection including resource and waste management. He was also a non-executive director of WRAP, the waste reduction and resource efficiency body and the Carbon Trust, the carbon reduction and resource efficiency body.

You can follow Colin on twitter: @DrColinChurch

Talk #2:

Nuclear Netflix and Atomic Automobiles? The Future of Nuclear Power in the UK’s Low Carbon Energy Mix

We all recognise the importance of decarbonising the energy system whilst maintaining a secure and affordable supply. Renewables are steadily improving and increasingly able to meet the UK’s energy requirements. However, around 40% of our energy needs are still met by fossil fuels. This presentation looks at the potential for nuclear power to take over as a low carbon alternative to fossil fuels, complementing the increasing capacity of renewable energy sources. The presentation will focus on innovation in the field of Advanced Nuclear Technologies and their potential for meeting future energy needs.

By Victoria Robinson CEnv - Senior Consultant @ NUVIA

Victoria is a Senior Consultant within Nuvia Limited’s Waste and Environment Team. She has over 13 years’ experience in the nuclear industry, which has largely focussed on supporting clients in meeting their legal obligations under EPR18 and EASR18. She has led BAT studies to identify optimised waste management strategies for overseas clients in Canada, Bulgaria, Russia and France. Victoria also provides environmental support to Nuvia’s Corporate SHE team, most recently supporting current efforts to develop a Sustainability Framework based on the One Planet Living initiative.

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Other Webinars in this Series

This webinar is one of three in this free 'Climate Change' series. Click on the links below to find out about other webinars in this series: 


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