University of Bath

Global Climate Change Week 2016

11 - 15 October is Global Climate Change Week. Find out what's happening across campus and how you can get involved.

Two wind turbines in the foreground of a sunset
Several events are taking place on campus to raise awareness of climate change (photo: Wind Energy by Tony Webster - CC BY 2.0)

Ideas, engagement and action

Come and take part in activities across campus as part of Global Climate Change Week 2016. Engage with the University community on climate change action at these free events.

Schedule of events

Tuesday 11 October

Interactive Go Green Quiz

Time: 10.00am-3.00pm
Location: The Parade

Online course: Make an Impact

This free online course will cover the basic definitions and history of sustainable development and sustainability in business - from a niche interest to the present day.

Wednesday 12 October

Natural Building Materials: Hemp-lime construction

Professor Pete Walker talks about his work on low-carbon, renewable building materials.
Time: 11.15am - 1.05pm
Location: 5 West 2.1

How to (and How Not to) ‘Save the Planet’

Professor Scott Barrett from the Lenfest-Earth Institute of Natural Resource Economics, Columbia University will lead this lecture. Scott will explain why international diplomatic efforts to tackle climate change have failed. He'll also look at why other projects requiring international cooperation, like protecting the ozone layer, have succeeded.
Time: 5.15 – 7.00pm
Location: Arts Lecture Theatre, The Edge

Thursday 13 October

Too Hot to Handle? Climate Change and Human Responses

A host of researchers will present research they’re undertaking to address climate change issues. Join us for a fascinating evening of debate about a subject which affects us all.
Time: 6.45 – 8.00pm
Location: Gallery 1, The Edge

Friday 14 October

The political economy of climate change

Professor Graham Room examines the relationship between climate change and dynamics of economic development.
Time: 9.15 – 10.05am
Location: Chancellors' Building 5.7

The business case for going ‘green’

Dr Kostas Iatridis looks at the importance of the environment from the perspective of supporting profitability.
Time: 11.15am – 12.05pm
Location: 3 East 3.5

Climate change science, developing a greenhouse gas protocol and the EU's emission trading scheme

Dr Emma Emanuelsson Patterson introduces several key issues in climate change.
Time: 11.15am – 12.05pm
Location: 4 East 3.10

Practices for future habitation

Artist Emma Smith leads a public debate on the future of co-habitation.
Time: 2.00 – 5.00pm
Location: Gallery 2, The Edge

Saturday 15 October

Family discovery day: sustainability & climate change

A fun packed day of activities to help families and young people understand the environment and climate change.
Time: all day
Location: Gallery 1, Gallery 2, The Edge