Programme Released: Climate Politics in Interesting Times

We are excited to announce the programme for our upcoming event at Keele University on Climate Politics in Interesting Times.   The event will consist of two academic panels, a grant writing clinic, and a roundtable on the future of climate politics. We are fortunate to have such esteemed guests as Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party, and Mike Childs, Head of Policy, Research and Science at Friends of the Earth, participating in the roundtable. There is still time to register your attendance free of charge via Eventbrite.

Further details are available in the programme below. We hope to see you there!

Climate Politics in Interesting Times

Friday 15th September 2017, 10:30-16:30

The Sustainability Hub, Keele University, ST5 5BG


From 10:30 Arrival / Coffee / Welcome
11:00 – 12:15 Panel 1: Trump, Brexit and the new geopolitics of climate change

Chair: Marit Hammond

·       John Vogler (Keele): Climate change at the G7 and G20

·       Fay Farstad, Neil Carter and Charlotte Burns (York): ‘What does Brexit mean for the UK’s Climate Change Act?’

·       Joanna Wilson (Manchester): ‘An Intersectional Feminist Approach to Climate Change Politics Post-Trump’

·       Paul Tobin (Manchester) & Charlotte Burns (Sheffield): ‘EU Climate Policy at a Time of Crisis’

12:15 – 12:30 Grant writing clinic with Louise Maythorne
12:30 – 13:30 ‘Working lunch’ to share questions and advice about grant writing
13:30 – 14:45 Panel 2: New actors and spaces on the horizon?

Chair: Marit Hammond

·       Sidan Wang (Exeter): ‘Dynamic climate change discourse and discourse coalitions in newspapers in China across 2007, 2009 and 2015’

·     Lydia Messling (Reading): ‘Climate Change Scientists as Advocates? The tensions between scientific independence, poor policy, and avoiding a dangerous world’

·       Ian Christie (Surrey): ‘Cities and the Limits of Climate Politics’

·       Stephen Hall and Ian Smith (UWE Bristol): ‘Exploring “self organised” responses to climate change in Europe: A Q Methodology Study’

14:45 – 15:00 Coffee break
15:00 – 16:30 Roundtable: The future of climate politics in interesting times

Chair: Shashi van de Graaff

·       Neil Carter, Professor of Environmental Politics, University of York

·       Sherilyn MacGregor, Reader in Environmental Politics, University of Manchester

·       Marc Hudson, Editor, Manchester Climate Monthly/PhD student, University of Manchester

·       Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader, Green Party UK

·       Mike Childs, Head of Policy, Research and Science, Friends of the Earth

16:30 Close