Environmental expert turns spotlight on climate change at business networking event

February 24, 2016

Businesses can get an expert’s view on climate change and the impact of the recent Paris Agreement at business networking group Rekindle’s meeting tomorrow.

Leading environmentalist and authority on global warming Sir Crispin Tickell, pictured, will explain the implications of last December’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and global problems related to the issue.

The outcome of the summit – also known as COP21- was the world’s major nations agreeing to a goal of limiting global warming to less than 2°C.

Sir Crispin’s presentation will give attendees at the event the inside track on COP21 and its impact on business.

His talk will due to be delivered at Rekindle’s next monthly lunchtime meeting at the Stratton House Hotel, Cirencester.

Sir Crispin, who lives in the Cotswolds, was among the first to identify the dangers of human-induced global climate changes when he publish his groundbreaking book Climatic Change and World Affairs in 1977.

A former adviser to British prime ministers on the dangers of global warming, and a passionate conservationist and meteorologist, he has said: “The price could be the future of human society itself.”

During his long and distinguished career as a diplomat Sir Crispin was Permanent Secretary of the ministry responsible for overseas aid, and British Ambassador to the United Nations in New York.

Rekindle founder Virginia Stourton said she was delighted that Sir Crispin had agreed to speak.

“Climate change is having a huge impact on us all, both as individuals and as business owners,” she said. “Sir Crispin was among the first to link people’s actions to climate change, and we are hugely interested in what he has to say.”

The Rekindle meeting, which includes lunch and the opportunity to network, runs from midday to 2pm. It is free for members, £10 for non-members, and all are welcome. To book visit www.rekindlethespirit.co.uk/events

Rekindle aims to help connect mature professional businessmen and women with owners of small businesses in a friendly, business atmosphere, and has some 50 to 60 attendees at each meeting.



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