International Conference on Climate Change

The International Conference on Climate Change took place on May 7-11, 2012 at The Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.

Monday 7 May 12 – The Science and Psychology of Climate Change

Chair: Mike Clink, Chair Help Rescue The Planet

Climate change: what’s the problem?
Dr Robin Russell-Jones, International Conference Organiser for Help Rescue The Planet

Press coverage of climate change
Dr Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director, Grantham Research Institute

The Church’s response to climate change
David Shreeve, Environmental advisor to the Bishop of London

Carbon entitlement and health
Dr Robin Stott, Co-Chair Climate and Health Council

Climate change: health effects
Dr David Pencheon, Director, NHS Sustainable Development Unit, Cambridge

Obesity and climate change
Dr Phil Edwards, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

How many of us are potential activists?
Rachel Stancliffe, Director, Centre for Sustainable Health Care

Population and climate change
Prof Judith Stephenson, Director of Women’s Health, UCL Partners

Culture and climate change
Dr Wallace Heim, Editor, Ashden Directory

Climate change and consumer choices
Ruth Bond, National Chair of NFWI

Tuesday 8 May 12 –  Renewables and nuclear energy

Chair: Dr Saskia Murk-Jansen, Peterhouse, Cambridge

Harnessing the Indian Sun
Alan Rosling, Chairman, Kiran Energy

Modern biomass and the global energy crisis
Stewart Boyle, Senior Associate, South East Wood Fuels

Biochar – farming carbon
Craig Sams, Executive Chairman, Carbon Gold

Deep Geothermal Energy: UK’s buried treasure
Roy Baria, Director, EGS Energy

Nuclear option – health concerns
Dr Robin Russell-Jones, International Conference Organiser for Help Rescue The Planet

The nuclear renaissance
Malcolm Grimston, Associate Fellow, Chatham House

Why doesn’t HMG get it?
Prof Jim Skea, Research Director, UK Energy Research Centre

Wind farms
Ed Gill, Head of External Affairs, Good Energy

Can we get to 50% by 2030?
David Handley, Chief Economist, RES (Renewable Energy Systems)

Wednesday 9 May 12 –  Energy Conservation and Housing

Chairs: Christopher Swann, Film Director & Dr Robin Russell-Jones

Energy conservation
Andrew Warren, Association for the Conversation of Energy

Communicating climate science
Prof Chris Rapley, Dept of Earth Sciences, University College London

Nanotechnology: how can it benefit climate change
Christopher Swann, Film Director

Lagging on lofts
James Walker, Head of Innovation ECO, Kingfisher plc

Buildings – can they solve climate change?
Jonathan Ellis-Miller, Ellis Miller LLP

Vistas opened by carbon capture
Markus Kankaanpaa, CEO, Cuycha Innovation Oy

Thursday 10 May 12 – Green Business Opportunities

Chair: Dr Robin Russell-Jones

The green deal: in or out?
Carl Bennett, MD, Intelligent Utilities

40 point action plan
Dr Robin Russell-Jones, International Conference Organiser for Help Rescue The Planet

Anaerobic digestion and beyond
Peter Prior, Chairman, Summerleaze

Is Government doing enough?
Prof Paul Ekins, Energy and Environmental Policy, UCL

How does the global reporting initiative work?
Kye Gbangbola, Director, Total Eco Management Ltd

How to create consumer demand for the green deal?
Rob Moore, Director, Behaviour Change

Friday 11 May 12 – Politics and the Media

Chair: John Beveridge, QC

What is Europe doing?
Jonathon Scheele, Head EU Commission UK

Climate change and the soil
Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust

Climate Change and NewsCorp
Dr Robin Russell-Jones, International Conference Organiser for Help Rescue The Planet

We’re going to make a film
Kent Walwin, Film Director

Smart Energy
Walt Patterson, Chatham House

Why I joined HRTP
John Mills, Environmental Health Officer

Climate change: what does the future hold?
Phoebe Mousley-Jones, Trustee Help Rescue The Planet

Plan A
Richard Gillies, Director, Plan A, Marks & Spencer

How to organise a Climate change consultation
Gary McKeone, St George’s House, Windsor Castle

Joseph will save global warming
Dr Robin Russell-Jones, International Conference Organiser for Help Rescue The Planet