Horizon Talk: How can action on climate change help to tackle other societal challenges?

Dr Neil Jennings
Wednesday 25th March 5.00pm

What needs to happen to avoid the worst consequences of climate change and what role can different parts of society play in the transition to a lower carbon future? This presentation considers the multiple benefits of climate action – how reducing carbon emissions can improve public health, reduce NHS costs, grow the low-carbon jobs market and reduce poverty and inequality. It combines these themes by emphasising the agency that individuals have to make a difference on climate change while showing the personal and societal benefits that result from climate action.

Dr Neil Jennings is Partnership Development Manager at the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London. He has a specific interest in the co-benefits of climate action – how tackling climate change can help create a cleaner, greener, fairer future and how these co-benefits can be better considered in the decision-making process. Prior to the Grantham Institute, Neil was the founder manager of a not-for-profit climate change engagement campaign called the Student Switch Off that has reached over 1.2 million students in seven countries since its inception in 2006. Neil holds a PhD at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia.

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