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Responses to the climate emergency: why declaring is important – and not enough

By bristol247, Thursday Jan 16, 2020

Last year saw a rash of climate emergency declarations from governments (national and local), academic institutions across the globe, representative bodies of numerous professions and industries and many individual businesses.

Why is making a climate declaration important? Has anything changed for those that have? What else can be done to address the emergency?

Hear from speakers immersed in these issues within their organisations, including:

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Martin Wiles, head of sustainability, University of Bristol

Dave Hunter, consulting solicitor, Bates Wells

Fiona Ellis, director, Business Declares

Ben Tolhurst, head of UK property asset management, JLL

Join the conversation on Thursday, March 12 2020, 4pm for 4.15pm to 6pm, followed by drinks.

University of Bristol Law School, Wills Memorial Building, Bristol BS8 1 RJ. Please follow the signs to Coutts Lecture Theatre, third floor, room 3.31.

Introduction by Martin Parker, professor of management, lead of the Inclusive Economy Initiative, University of Bristol

Chair: Nina Boeger, reader in law and director of the Centre for Law and Enterprise, University of Bristol Law School

Organised by Bristol University’s Inclusive Economy Initiative and Centre for Law and Enterprise, in collaboration with Bates Wells.

Attendance is free. Please register via Eventbrite at:

Main photo by Lowie Trevena 


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