Bristol Talks: European Green Capital 2015 panel discussion
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
A panel of distinguished speakers reflected upon Bristol’s year as European Green Capital 2015.
The evening was hosted by Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor, and the panel included:
- Dr Andrew Garrad (Hon DEng 2009), Chairman of Bristol European Green Capital 2015
Dr Garrad has been involved in wind energy for more than 30 years. In 1984, he co-founded the Garrad Hassan Group which grew to become the world’s largest renewable energy consultancy and twice received the Queen’s Award for International Enterprise. He has been Chair of the British Wind Energy Association, and is a decorated fellow or board member of numerous institutes and centres across Europe. He is also the only Briton to have received the European Wind Energy Association's Poul la Cour prize for outstanding individual contribution.
- Dr Tony Juniper (BSc 1983, Hon DSc 2013)
Tony Juniper is a well-known British environmentalist. For more than 25 years he has worked for change toward a more sustainable society at a local, national and international level. A campaigner, writer and sustainability adviser, he has had a varied career, pursuing his belief that political change is necessary in making the transition to a more sustainable society. He has been awarded many accolades throughout his career and presently works as a Special Adviser to the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.
- Professor Rich Pancost, Director of the Cabot Institute
Bristol's Cabot Institute engages interdisciplinary approaches to address the major environmental challenges of the 21st century: global environmental change, food, water and energy security, natural hazards and future cities and communities. Professor Pancost will share his ideas and knowledge on how the Institute's research must become more targeted and ambitious to help people adapt to our rapidly changing planet.
The panel was chaired by Angela Knight CBE (BSc 1972). Ms Knight has had a successful career in both politics and the financial services, and was awarded a CBE for services to the financial services industry in 2007. She then accepted a couple of Chief Executive positions, spending five years at the British Bankers Association (2007-11) and two years at Energy UK (2012-14). Ms Knight currently sits on a number of boards including Transport for London, and will bring a wealth of experience to the discussion.
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