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Past events can be found here. See the GSI youtube playlist for event recordings


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27 June 202211:00

GSI Annual Lecture 2022

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28 June 202214:00

Equilibrium series - webinar #4 - Perspectives on Reparation for Loss and Damage

A monthly webinar series hosted by the Global Systems Institute (GSI), University of Exeter in partnership with Serpentine's Back to Earth. Full details
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28 June 202215:00


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12 - 14 September 202212:00

Tipping Points - From Climate Crisis to Positive Transformation

This unique meeting will explore the latest developments in both negative and positive tipping points, at scales from local to global, and from theory to practice. Full details
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Tipping Elements Discussion Series 1 September 2021- 31 December 2022

This series of online discussions convened by AIMES, Future Earth, Earth Commission and World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip). 

GSI Policy Reading Group meetings take place every other Tuesday at 15.30. In the series, we discuss a policy-relevant paper or policy proposal. Each speaker chooses a paper, and decides how to kick-start the discussion, for example by giving a 15-min presentation. The rest of the time is dedicated to discussion. Please contact Femke Nijsse ( for more information. 

Agile Rabbit delivers events about issues that matter: ideas, global affairs, and the natural and scientific world. See their website for more information.

The Women in Climate (WiC) network host regular events. 

Archived events

GSI ConEXEsions meeting 7-9 September 2021

Positive tipping points to net zero and how to finance them - an event hosted by GSI at London Climate Action Week 2020

An interactive discussion that explores the positive tipping points for climate action and the role of finance in tilting the scales back in the Earth's favour. Professor Tim Lenton, Director GSI, presents his theory of positive tipping points and how the finance sector can help to accelerate these; we hear from representatives of companies disrupting entire markets about how finance could more effectively help them; and a panel of experts from the finance sector and the event audience co-create the 3 best ways the sector can contribute towards positive tipping points. See event webpage

Build Back Better; how do we create a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive society following the COVID pandemic?

Free online panel discussion with University of Exeter experts and external practitioners. Recording available here.

Lovelock Centenary conference

In July 2019 a special conference was hosted by GSI at the University of Exeter to celebrate the 100th birthday of James Lovelock. The programme and all talks, including an interview with James Lovelock himself, can be found on the conference website.