Late-Night Exchange: COP26

Online and in-person at The Exchange
Tuesday 9 November 2021 (19:00-21:00)

We want to give people in the West Midlands the opportunity to engage with climate change issues for themselves while the COP26 climate change summit is taking place.

Held at The Exchange in the heart of Birmingham, this event will consider climate change and action from multiple angles, connecting you with experts, activists and residents in a stimulating evening of debate. Guests can expect an evening of expert insight, passionate discussion and personal reflection on the global and local threat of climate change.

The evening will include a mixture of Ted-style talks and interactive events on topics such as green finance, leadership and climate change, climate change and economic growth, storms, floods, and green investments - what social science teaches us about coping with the climate crisis. This is to tie in with the official opening of the University of Birmingham’s new city centre public engagement and exhibit base: the Exchange, as well as our climate theme of ‘The air that we breathe.’

Speakers will include University of Birmingham experts: Professor Rob MacKenzie, Professor Aleksandra Cavoski, Professor Hisham Farag, Professor David Dickinson, Professor Willem van Schaik, Professor Christopher Pietroni, Dr Suzanne Bartington, Dr Johannes Lohse. External speakers are currently being confirmed.

This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences. Spanning the month of November a range of interactive virtual and physical events will be free and open to the public - find out more about our other events as we discuss Our Changing World!

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