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The state we're in: society's responses to climate change

Public event   05.05.2010

Starts

30.11.1999

Ends

30.11.1999

Speakers

  • Chris Martin, Ipsos-MORI
  • Rachel Nunn, Going Carbon Neutral Stirling
  • Dr Mhairi Aitken, Research Centre for Social Sciences
  • Dr Chris Quine, Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research

Venue

Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomson's Land, The University of Edinburgh, Holyrood, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

Event details

Synopsis: The ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, in partnership with the Edinburgh Consortium for Rural Research and SNIFFER are hosting a thought provoking and highly topical event looking at societal responses to climate change.

Using new analytical perspectives, evidence and insights from social science as well as data from surveys and from case-study analyses, the meeting will focus on:

  • public responses to scientists' and policy makers' ideas about climate change
  • public responses to policies (such as the promotion of renewables) that are linked to threats from the changing climate
  • public perceptions of today's key environmental challenges and effect on lifestyle choices

A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

13.30Welcome by Professor Stuart Monro, Director Our Dynamic EarthIntroduction to the event - Professor Steven Yearley, Genomics Forum13.45The challenge for Scotland – SEABS: the Scottish environmental attitudes and behaviours survey 08. Chris Martin, Ipsos-MORI

14.15The challenge for society– Rachel Nunn, Going Carbon Neutral Stirling

14.45Q&A session with the speakers (chair: Steven Yearley)15.15Tea and coffee15.30The challenge for knowledge - Understanding informed opposition to environmental policies and projects: The need for more than information provision. Dr Mhairi Aitken, Research Centre for Social Sciences16.00

The challenge in practice - Responses to/through forestry. Dr Chris Quine, Centre for Human and Ecological Sciences, Forest Research

16.30Q&A Session with the speakers (chair: Ruth Wolstenholme, SNIFFER)Summing up: Professor Stuart Monro17.00Drinks reception – The Holyrood, 9A Holyrood Road, Edinburgh18.00Event Closes

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Further details

http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/forum/events/pastevents/publicevents/furtherdetails,23529,en.t4.html