Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Energy War, and Climate Breakdown.

I was one of the speakers at the @Scientists Warning Europe event - Road to COP27: The Energy War and Climate Breakdown, held online on Monday 22nd August at 6pm BST.

Cost of living crisis, global conflict, and climate breakdown - is a shift in our energy systems the solution to all of this?

About this event

What does the recent Russia/Ukraine conflict tell us about our energy security? Is renewable energy the answer, or is there more to the equation? What should our energy systems look like in these times of unprecedented global change?

Join Scientists Warning Europe for the second event in our Road to COP27 series: Energy and the Climate Crisis.

In this discussion, energy experts from both science and industry will delve into the changes that are rapidly required to secure humanity's safety on a local, national, and international level.

The panel will also offer suggestions of what we can each do, as individuals, to protect our access to energy.

Panellists include:

  • Ed Gemmell - Managing Director of Scientists Warning Europe, Climate Politician
  • Professor Chris Rhodes - Director of Fresh-lands Environmental Actions
  • Keila Abreu - Development Director of Electric Land
  • Andy Caulton - Founder and CEO of Hope Energy

This session includes a 45 minute panel discussion, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session where attendees are invited to share ideas and explore topics further.

At COP26 Scientists Warning Europe launched a new paper, the 'Scientists Warnings into Action'. It expanded on the six stressors identified in the previous three warnings of Nature, Population, Economy, Food and Pollutants and - the focus of this discussion - Energy. This fourth great scientists Warning has already been signed by over 3,000 scientists and is currently collecting more signatures by graduates in any science on the way to COP27.

All proceeds go towards Scientists Warning Europe's charitable work and climate campaigning activities.

Scientists Warning Europe is a registered charity in England and Wales with charity number 1194090.