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David King

Science, Politics, Industry and the Role of Future Cities in Managing the Risks of Climate Change

Festival of the Future City/
Tue 10 October 2017

David King

Science, Politics, Industry and the Role of Future Cities in Managing the Risks of Climate Change

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Tue 10 October 2017,

For over 97 per cent of scientists the science of climate change and the role of humans in this have been clear for a long time. But the issue and what we do about it remains mired in politics, vested economic perspectives and the power of multinationals to influence policy. At the same time, the business of climate change is seeing new solutions and rapidly reducing prices for renewables such as solar power. Where will all this lead to? And what is the role of cities in dealing with climate change? Given his vast experience, both nationally and internationally, working on the challenges of climate change policy as well as the role of future cities, there’s no better guide than Sir David King.

This event is part of the build-up to the second Festival of the Future City 18-20 October 2017. Set over three days the festival – which aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities – will bring together architects, writers, artists, scientists, change-makers, academics, journalists, students, the public, economists, futurists, policy makers, roboticists, philosophers, filmmakers, think tanks, charities, social enterprises, city-builders, politicians and more. Partners include: University of Bristol; University of the West of England; University of Bath; Arts Council England; Bristol City Council; Business West; Centre for Cities; Core Cities; Resolution Foundation; ESRC. Details of the programme here: www.futurecityfestival.co.uk.

This event is being co-organised by the Cabot Institute and the Festival of Ideas.

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