Achieving Net Zero - geoscience information for policy makers and geoscience careers in government
  • Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

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With an ever growing public level of environmental awareness, there has not been a more exciting or important time to be a geoscientist. 

Over the next decade the UK faces critical around responding to climate change and helping meet a net-zero emissions goal, as well as realising the goals of the 25-year Environment Plan. Geoscientists can play a key role in establishing the evidence base and providing novel and robust environmental solutions, but communicating the science of the environment to policy makers will require a much better understanding of what information decision-makers and politicians need.

This talk from DEFRA’s new Chief Scientist will help demystify the inner workings of science in government and map out the opportunities for geoscientists to navigate a career in the rapidly expanding science policy sector.

The Sustainable Earth Institute is delighted to welcome Professor Gideon Henderson, Chief Scientific Advisor at DEFRA, for an insightful public lecture on the role the geosciences can play in how environmental policies are shaped. Gideon draws on his experiences at DEFRA, and from his time in the University of Oxford’s Department of Earth Science, to offer his perspective on the importance of the scientific voice in the policy realm and how to apply research to real-world solutions.

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Professor Gideon Henderson
Chief Scientific Advisor at DEFRA

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