A Hot Topic: Exploring the social dimensions of the climate crisis

A free online event run by the Academy of Social Science's Campaign for Social Science in partnership with SAGE Publishing

About this event

An event exploring the urgent need to combine both social and technological solutions in order to address the challenges of climate change.

This event explores how social science offers evidence-based perspectives that can help deepen our understanding of the effects of the crisis and some of the essential changes we must make if we are to successfully solve the problem. Exploring how and why we should develop more cross-disciplinary approaches to finding and implementing solutions to this global challenge.


Speakers at this event:

Chaired by

  • Professor Bobby Duffy, Chair of the Campaign for Social Science, Director of The Policy Institute and Professor of Public Policy at King’s College London


  • Professor Patrick Devine-Wright, Professor in Human Geography at University of Exeter and Director of ACCESS (Advancing Capacity in Climate and Environment Social Science)
  • Lord Deben, Chairman of the Climate Change Committee
  • Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Professor of Environmental Psychology at the University of Bath and Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST)
  • Shaun Spiers, Executive Director, Green Alliance
  • Lord Adair Turner, Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission


Programme (approximate timings)

15.00: Welcome (Bobby Duffy)

15.05: Patrick Devine-Wright

15.15: Lord Deben

15.25: Lorraine Whitmarsh

15.35: Shaun Spiers

15.45: Lord Turner

15.55: Q&A

16.30: Close

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