Webinar: The UK's 'Just Transition' - a cross-sector perspective on climate action and the levelling up agenda

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Ahead of the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, we are delighted to bring together thought leaders, to explore how we can work together to realise a UK wide net-zero economy that is fair for all.

Join us live for your opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the work that is being undertaken to ensure costs and benefits of climate action are equitably distributed across the UK
  • Understand how your organisation can build 'just transition' principles into net zero and sustainability strategies
  • Discuss how organisations across the sectors can collaborate to drive forward the necessary investment, skills, jobs and infrastructure provision

Speakers

  • Prof. Tahseen Jafry

    Director, Centre for Climate Justice

    Glasgow Caledonian University

    Professor Jafry leads the pioneering Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her research interests include the justice and equity aspects of climate change, gender and poverty targeting, the management of natural resources, the geo-political nature of climate justice and the psycho-social impacts of climate change. Tahseen is a qualified engineer and social scientist and has over two decades of research and development experience. She lectures in environmental management, sustainability and climate justice and supervises Masters and doctoral theses

  • Angela Francis

    Chief Advisor, Economics and Economic Development

    WWF

    Angela is Chief Advisor, Economics and Economic Development at WWF where she provides economic advice across the climate, food and nature programmes as well as leading on trade and industrial policy for a green transition.  She is a member of UCL’s Green Innovation Policy Commission and IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission. She started as an accountant in the energy industry before moving into economic development where she has spent the last 18 years.  She led on economics and strategy for the East of England Development Agency and worked on productivity, innovation, and low carbon growth in the UK and Europe for SQW.  She was Regional Economist and Climate Attaché for the FCO in the Caribbean and returned to the UK to be Chief Economist for Green Alliance where she led on industrial strategy, tech and the economic case for a low carbon and circular economy.

 

 

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