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COP28 – Adaptation and building resilience in a changing world

November 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm +04


Our COP28 programme, The University of Birmingham Dubai campus is hosting an afternoon reception to launch the NEW report ‘Adaptation and Building Resilience in a Changing World’.RegistrationPlease register to confirm your attendance at this in-person panel discussion on Wednesday 29 November, 15:00-17:00 GST, at the University of Birmingham Dubai.(*Please note that the intinerary times listed in the Agenda are in local time, GST.)Alternatively, you can attend virtually via Zoom, (11:00-13:00 GMT).SummaryThe COP28 summit will strive to refocus global attention, bringing nations together to agree the actions that still need to be taken to deliver the pledges within the Paris Agreement and wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This international effort requires new knowledge and innovation to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and inform adaption strategies to impacts around the world – universities have an important role to play.Meet the academic contributors to this important new publication and hear how the University of Birmingham is supporting policy makers, business, and wider society to ensure a sustainable future for all.This report brings together national and global policy recommendations on what can be done to address the consequences of climate change. Based on the latest research (including projects led by the University), this report considers the mitigations and adaptations necessary to support; water and food security; resilient transport and other infrastructure; health and environmental quality; and global finances and governance.The University of Birmingham is leading research with real world application to help mitigate and adapt to the impacts associated with climate change and living in a much warmer world.Find out more about COP28Panel Discussion (chaired by Lord Biliomoria)Lord Bilimoria, the 7th Chancellor of the University of Birmingham, will chair an interactive panel discussion focusing on the themes explored within the four policy briefs and examining how to engage policy makers effectively.Lord Bilimoria is the founder of Cobra Beer, Chairman of the Cobra Beer Partnership Limited and of Molson Coors Cobra India, both joint ventures with the global brewing company, Molson Coors. He is also the founding Chairman of the UK India Business Council.In 2004 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to business and entrepreneurship, and in 2006 he was appointed an Independent Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and was made Baron Bilimoria of Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, making him the first ever Zoroastrian Parsi to sit in the House of Lords.The panel comprises:Professor David HannahProfessor of Hydrology; UNESCO Chair in Water Science, University of BirminghamExpertise: water; terrestrial water cycle; climate and river flow; droughts; floods; glaciers; water quality; river water temperature; ecological and human impacts of climate change; environmental sensor technologies.Professor Aleks CavoskiProfessor of Environmental Law, University of BirminghamExpertise: Environmental Law; EU law; intersection of law, politics, science, public policy and language; Birmingham Plastics NetworkProfessor Hisham FaragProfessor of Finance; Director of the Sustainable Financial Innovation, University of BirminghamFounding Director of the Sustainable Financial Innovation Research Centre, University of BirminghamResearch Centre Expertise: FinTech; corporate governance; board structure; board diversity; corporate social responsibility; behavioural finance.Dr Rebecca HeatonGroup Environmental Sustainability Director, Lloyds Banking GroupShruti TamilselvanBusiness Management and Marketing student, University of Birmingham DubaiFurther InformationFor any enquiries or assistance with your booking, please contact Ceridwen Keeping (University of Birmingham, Dubai) – c.a.keeping@bham.ac.uk or Holly Young (Life and Environmental Sciences) – h.f.m.young@bham.ac.ukFor directions and transport information, please visit the University of Birmingham Dubai website.


November 29, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm +04
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