Tackling Climate Change: rhetoric or reality?- EPA Climate Change Lecture Series

Date released: May 14 2018

 

Tackling Climate Change: rhetoric or reality?
- EPA Climate Change Lecture Series

 

Lord John Krebs is presenting an EPA Climate Change Lecture at the Mansion House on Tuesday 15th May as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action and in conjunction with the Royal Irish Academy.
In this public lecture, Lord Krebs will discuss the challenges of adapting to climate change and will draw on the UK’s experience since enacting the 2008 Climate Change Act.

Laura Burke, EPA Director General said,

“Ireland is not alone in facing the unprecedented challenge of addressing climate change. Part of this challenge involves how we adapt and build resilience in the face of the effects of climate change. Lord Krebs is a member and founding Chair of the UK Climate Change Committee Adaptation Sub-Committee and as such, we are looking forward to hearing his experience of addressing this task and how this can inform Ireland’s own response to the impacts of a changing climate and environment.”


The Climate Change Lecture being held in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 is now booked out. However, the event will be live streamed . People can also follow the discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #climatelecture2018


Further information: Niamh Hatchell/ Emily Williamson, EPA Media Relations Office 053-9170770 (24 hours) or media@epa.ie

Notes to Editor


The EPA, as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action and in conjunction with the Royal Irish Academy, will host a public lecture on adapting to climate change.

The event will be live streamed at: http://www.epa.ie/climate/communicatingclimatescience/climatechangelectureseriesandpresentations/

Title: Tackling Climate Change: rhetoric or reality?

Speaker: Lord John Krebs is Emeritus Professor of Zoology in the University of Oxford and served as Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee from 2010 to 2014. He was the founding Chair of the UK Climate Change Committee Adaptation Sub-Committee between 2009 and 2017 and is currently a member of that committee.

Date/Time: Tuesday 15th May, 18:00 – 20:30

Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

About the Speaker: Lord John Krebs is Emeritus Professor of Zoology in the University of Oxford.  His research area is behavioural ecology and he has published more than 300 research papers, reviews, articles and books.
Lord Krebs served as Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee from 2010 to 2014; and President of the British Science Association in 2012-13.  He currently sits on the Energy and Environment Select Committee. He was the founding Chair of the UK Climate Change Committee Adaptation Sub-Committee between 2009 and 2017 and is currently a member of that committee.

Lord Krebs completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology (1966) and his DPhil (1970) at Pembroke College Oxford. He moved to the University of British Columbia as an Assistant Professor of Ecology (1970-73). He later spent a period at the University College of North Wales in Bangor as lecturer in Zoology (1973-75) before returning to Oxford as University Lecturer in Zoology in the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology.  Between 1988 and 2005, he was a Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford. Lord Krebs was Chief Executive of the UK Natural Environment Research Council from 1994 to 1999 and the founding Chairman of the UK Food Standards Agency from 2000 to 2005. In 2005, he gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. From 2005-2015 he served as Principal of Jesus College, Oxford.

Lord Krebs has received several awards and honours including 17 honorary degrees, Fellowship of the Royal Society, the US National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the US Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina).