On the 27th November Geoff Beattie gave a keynote on ‘Overcoming the psychological barriers to climate change’ at the Italian National Geographic Festival of Science in Rome. 

Geoff and Laura McGuire were independently invited to contribute to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee’s report on “COP26: Principles and Priorities – a POST survey of expert views”. This report was prepared for the Secretary of State for BEIS and Minister for COP26 by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST), using the responses that a panel of experts provided. Actual quotes are not attributed to people or universities, but their approach to climate change was flagged up in the report.

In the words of POST ‘The report is the first of its kind and will make an important contribution to UK Parliament’s scrutiny of the COP26 process over the next 12 months.’ Geoff and Laura will remain on the POST COP26 expert data base going forward. The report can be found here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/3670/documents/35772/default/, along with an accompanying letter to the Secretary of State for BEIS and Minister for COP26 here: https://committees.parliament.uk/publications/3684/documents/35821/default/.

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