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Showcasing GSI's leading climate research and exploring future priorities

Join us on 3rd and 4th July to learn more about Exeter's world leading climate research and help shape the future development of the Global Systems Institute in this critical decade for the climate.

The event is open to University of Exeter academics, research staff, PhD students and professional services.

Event details

Engage with ground-breaking research spanning diverse disciplines from environmental science and engineering to economics and social policy. Gain insights from renowned thought leaders and connect with peers, exploring potential collaborations that transcend disciplinary boundaries. Showcase your research and exchange ideas with fellow attendees during poster sessions dedicated to highlighting latest discoveries and innovations.

Day 1 of the conference will showcase GSI’s leading climate research areas such as the Global Carbon Budget and the recently launched Global Tipping Points Report. Day 2 will be interactive with workshops exploring areas such as climate engineering, planetary health, climate justice, climate change and water, positive tipping points, climate change and ecosystems and co-production. To help showcase your current research, we are inviting you to bring a poster along to display throughout the event. Please indicate your interest in submitting a poster on registration.

Come and share your insights, findings, and innovative solutions with a diverse audience passionate about driving positive change on a global scale.


Agenda - Day 1:

09:30 - Registration, coffee and pastries

10:00 - Welcome and opening address

10:15 - Plenary 1: The global carbon cycle

11:15 - Plenary 2: Carbon dioxide removal approaches

12:15 - Lunch, networking and posters

13:15 - Plenary 3: Earth system tipping points and their impacts

14:15 - Plenary 4: Impacts, adaptation and resilience

15:15 - Afternoon refreshments

15:45 - Plenary 5: Transformational change panel discussion

16:45 - Pizza, posters and networking

18:00 - Event close


Agenda - Day 2:

09:30 - Welcome and opening address

09:35 - Plenary 6: GSI achievements to date and forward look

10:35 - Workshops: 

              Responsible Climate Intervention

              Emerging issues in Climate Change and Health: The role of ecosystems

Climate change has wide ranging impacts on human health and wellbeing. In this session, we will explore the role of ecosystems in mediating impacts and discuss future directions in research. What is the impact of green space on mortality from urban heat? How will changes in climate impact on risks from pathogens in coastal waters?  How can we better inform policymakers of the potential risks (and benefits) of climate change on health?  How can changes in food systems be sustainable for health and the environment? Join us for a mixture of short talks, a round table and a world café to explore this topic and the emerging University strategy on Climate Change and Health.  

              Climate Justice

              Case studies grounded on fieldwork and experience of (in) justice:

             Dangerous climate change has arrived: now what?

             Climate Change, Water and Ecosystems

             Climate Change and Co-productionThe Dark Arts of Co-production

13:00 - Lunch, networking and posters

14:00 - Workshop feedback

14:30 - Help shape the next phase of the GSI (Townhall session)

15:55 - Closing remarks

16:00 - Event close


Register on Eventbrite here

Please make sure to register using you University of Exeter email address.


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