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The roles and responsibilities of universities in relation to planetary sustainability

When Mar 16, 2015
from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM
Where Mill Lane Lecture Rooms , 8 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RW
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What are the challenges that Universities face in terms of managing research and investment portfolios which interface with external partners? How should Universities respond to public scrutiny of these activities, and perceptions about their ethical responsibilities to current and future generations, and the planet? Should universities manage their investments to reflect these concerns? Do they have a duty to guide public debate on climate change and energy policy and how far should this be reflected in their research and teaching?

Join our panel discussion on the responsibilities of Universities in relation to activities that impact on planetary sustainability, chaired by Susan Watts, science journalist and ex-science editor for BBC Newsnight. Panel members will include the Rektor of the University of Bergen, Dag Rune Olsen, Nicola Padfield, Master of Fitzwilliam College, Professor Alison Smith, acting Head of Department, Plant Sciences and a finance/investment professional. This event is hosted by the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute (UCCRI): http://research-institute.conservation.cam.ac.uk/.

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