The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is pleased to announce the appointment of David Shukman as Visiting Professor in Practice. His appointment commenced on 1 March 2022.

For nearly 20 years, Mr Shukman played a leading role in the BBC’s coverage of the climate crisis with reports regularly featured on News at Ten, the Today programme and the BBC website. A pioneer of live broadcasting from remote locations from the Amazon to Antarctica, he won awards for highlighting the scale of planetary change. Glasgow was his tenth COP – and his last for the BBC. He is now an independent writer, speaker and consultant. As a Visiting Professor in Practice he will be engaged across a range of issues, including the role of communications in accelerating action on climate change.

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