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Events

All seminars are currently being delivered via Zoom and a link will be sent out shortly before each event. If you are not currently on the GSI mailing list and would like to attend, please email infoGSI@exeter.ac.uk. Likewise if you would like to be a part of the GSI community please register here.

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

Seminars

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28 September 202215:00

A Hot Topic: Exploring the social dimensions of the climate crisis

An event exploring the urgent need to combine both social and technological solutions in order to address the challenges of climate change.. Full details
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5 October 202214:00

Joint GSI and Astrophysics Seminar : The Earth: Evolution of a Habitable Planet

Speaker: Prof. Andrew Watson, Royal Society Research Professor, University of Exeter. Full details
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11 October 202213:00

Climate Adaptation Community of Practice: Heat

What are the current impacts of heatwaves and increased temperatures? What can we expect in the future? How do we communicate these impacts?. Full details
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13 October 202215:30

Positive Tipping Points in Practice: Student Activism

What are the positive tipping points for student activism in response to the climate crisis? How can we create and trigger them?. Full details
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18 October 202218:30

Positive Tipping Points in Practice: Climate Justice

What are the positive tipping points for climate justice? How can we create and trigger them?. Full details
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19 October 202214:00

GSI Seminar Series: Hope and Community: South Scotland’s biggest community land- buy out

Speaker:Jenny Barlow - Estate Manager Tarras Valley Nature Reserve. Full details
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26 October 202218:30

Positive Tipping Points in Practice: Food Systems

What are the positive tipping points for food systems in the climate crisis? How can we create and trigger them?. Full details
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1 November 202218:30

Positive Tipping Points in Practice: Social Movements

What are the positive tipping points for social movements in response to the climate crisis? How can we create and trigger them?. Full details
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24 November 202218:30

Positive Tipping Points in Practice: Doughnut Economics

What are the positive tipping points for the widespread adoption of Doughnut Economics? How can we create and trigger them?. Full details
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30 November 202214:00

GSI Seminar Series : White-tailed eagle reintroduction to southern England

Speaker:Stephen Egerton-Read - Forestry England Following an absence of 240yrs, the Roy Dennis Wildlife Foundation in partnership with Forestry England have undertaken a project to restore white-tailed eagle as a breeding bird on the south coast of England. The project started in 2019 and is licensed by Natural England and NatureScot. Steve Egerton-Read, the project officer from Forestry England, will take us through the history of WTEs in the UK, their basic ecology and the progress the project has made to date. Full details
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Other events

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 (f.j.m.m.nijsse@exeter.ac.uk) 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.