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We Have Declared a Climate Emergency! Now what?

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World

Online pre-recorded event


Dr Candice Howarth

Dr Candice Howarth

The translation of climate policy into “on the ground” actions in our communities should deliver healthier, more prosperous and resilient cities with reduced greenhouse gas emissions, but how can we achieve that, and fast?

Local councils have now declared climate emergencies across the UK, but the impact and effectiveness of these declarations on enhancing long-term climate action has yet to be seen. What do these declarations mean for future climate governance and mechanisms for engaging stakeholders and the public? 

Meet our speaker

Candice Howarth is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE, leading the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN) activities. She Chairs the Royal Geographical Society Climate Change Research Group, sits on the Royal Meteorological Society Climate Science Communication group, the London Heat Risk Group and the UCL Policy Commission on Communicating Climate Science. 

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More about this event

This event is part of the 'Festival Shorts' series. Festival Shorts are 10-minute talks by LSE experts released during Festival week, available to watch via the LSE Festival Hub.  

The LSE Festival: Shaping the Post-COVID World is running from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 March 2021, with a series of events exploring the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis and how social science research can shape it.

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