Climate science expert to speak at the NALC Annual General Meeting


Professor of climate science, Chris Rapley OBE, will deliver a keynote speech on the climate crisis ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

The climate science expert, currently a professor at University College London (UCL), will address 150 representatives from county associations and local (parish and town) councils at the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Annual General Meeting.

Taking place just days ahead of the start of COP26 in Glasgow, the speech is one of a series of events throughout the week as part of NALC's campaign on climate change, which includes publishing a new research report on what local councils can do on climate change and holding an online event on the environment and biodiversity featuring ecology scientists Professor Dave Goulson and Edmund Gemmell from Scientists Warning Europe.

In 2014 Professor Rapley and the playwright Duncan Macmillan wrote the acclaimed play 2071. More recently he was the Science Consultant on BBC1's Climate Change – The Facts presented by Sir David Attenborough. His previous posts include Director of the Science Museum, Director of the British Antarctic Survey, Chairman of the London Climate Change Partnership, President of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Executive Director of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and founder and Head of UCL's Satellite Remote Sensing Group. His current interests are in the role of climate scientists in delivering value to society and the communication of climate science. 

Watch the speech live on Facebook on 26 October 2021 at 11 am.

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