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Breakfast briefing: The challenge of climate change

November 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Ethical Reading is delighted to invite you to our breakfast business briefing on 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

World-renowned meteorologist and climatologist, Professor Sir Brian Hoskins, will be sharing the latest scientific thinking on climate change and anwering your questions.

Our panel of three speakers will then share information on what can be done here in Reading and what’s already happening.

Councillor Karen Rowland will be talking about the importance of urban trees and her commitment to increasing Reading’s canopy cover. And Mark Thwaites, Managing Director of Thames Lido, our first Trees for Reading sponsor, will be will be talking about their innovative approach to supporting our initiative.

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. He researches weather and climate, in particular the understanding of atmospheric motion on all scales.

The panel

The chair of Reading Climate Change Network (RCCP), Chris Beales, on what Reading is doing to tackle climate change and to adapt.

Sustainabililty professional, Tracey Rawling Church, on Reading Business CAN (Climate Action Network).

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 our first tree at Thames Lido shortly before 10am. Please come along, listen, learn and contribute, and let’s start making Reading the best place to live and work in the UK!

Event supporters

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


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