Professor Jules Pretty, OBE to give lecture on 'The Future of the Planet in Twelve Objects: Addressing Climate Change and Material Consumption', January 2020

Date: 19th December 2019

julespretty1The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at the University of Reading is set to welcome guest speaker, Jules Pretty, Professor of Environment and Society from the University of Essex on Wednesday 15th January 2020, to discuss: "The Future of the Planet in Twelve Objects: Addressing Climate Change and Material Consumption."

Organised by the Global Development Division at Reading, the lecture will explore dilemmas about material consumption, non-material consumption and what we can do about climate change, using an engaging narrative approach of twelve objects to reflect on the future of the planet.

Dr Sarah Cardey, Director of the Graduate Institute of International Development, Agriculture and Economics (GIIDAE) comments on the significance of this lecture: "Jules Pretty is an engaging and dynamic speaker, with a wealth of experience across a range of institutions in environment and development sectors. We are pleased to be able to welcome him to this event at Reading. It will be a great opportunity for members of the global development community, staff and students, across the University to think about environmental change and consumption in what promises to be an innovative and thought-provoking presentation - both in content and style".

Jules was awarded an OBE in 2006, for his services to sustainable agriculture and is well placed to offer considerable insight in this area, having previously worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development (ten years) as the director of their sustainable agriculture programme. He currently works as the Chief and Founding Editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, in addition to his role at the University of Essex.

The event starts at 4pm in the Nike Lecture Theatre, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development and will be followed by a drinks reception.

To reserve your seat, follow this link: https://tinyurl.com/w2arv3d

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