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Breakfast Briefing: The Challenge of Climate Change

November 26 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am

Ethical Reading is delighted to invite you to our breakfast business briefing:”The Challenge of Climate Change”. We hope you can join us to explore what can be done to start to tackle this challenge.

What you will learn

You will learn from a respected expert, Professor Brian Hoskins, the latest scientific thinking on climate change, and have a chance to question him in Q&A.

Our Panel of three speakers will describe what is being done and can be done, in Reading.

You will learn from Councillor Karen Rowlands about the importance of trees in tackling climate change, and from Mark Thwaites, Managing Director of Thames Lido, on how Ethical Reading and Thames Lido are launching Trees for Reading.

Keynote speaker

Professor Sir Brian Hoskins

Brian joined the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading in 1971, and in 2008 he shared his time with Imperial College as the Founding Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change. He is now a Visiting Professor at the University of Reading and Chair of the Grantham Institute at Imperial.His research is in weather and climate, in particular the understanding of atmospheric motion on all scales.

The Panel

  • The chair of the Reading Climate Change Network, Chris Beale, on what Reading is doing to tackle climate change and to adapt.
  • Tracey Rawling-Church on the Business Network, Reading Business CAN.
  • Amy Field, Managing Director of Field & Hawken, on what one Reading furniture company is doing to tackle climate change.

Launching Trees for Reading!

We will be planting the first Tree for Reading at Thames Lido at 10am – please stay to share the moment! Lets together start making Reading the best place to live and work in the UK. So please come along, listen, learn contribute and take action.

Event Supporters

A warm thank you to Ethical Reading  Partner Thames Lido for sponsoring this event and  for the use of their facilities.


Thames Lido
Napier Road, Reading, RG1 8FR
Reading, RG1 8FR GB
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