2021 Christ’s College Climate Seminar Series
Achieving change for population and planetary health post pandemic
Three major threats to population and planetary health— infectious diseases, non-communicable disease, and climate and environmental emergencies—are too often treated as distinct problems, but they are intimately entwined. They share many common causes, ranging from unsustainable farming practices to subsidies for fossil fuels. Synergistic actions across these and many other drivers have the potential to promote transformative change, but merely knowing what to do will not solve these problems – it is also essential to identify how to ensure these actions are put in place.
This seminar series will examine ways in which effective action against these threats might be achieved through a focus on framing, public participation, and an appreciation of place.
Seminar 2 - 1 February 2021 (8am-9am)
Digital democracy: How can digital technology facilitate citizens voices in policy making?
Chaired by Professor Frank Kelly, Emeritus Professor of the Mathematics of Systems, University of Cambridge
The second seminar focused on public participation and ways that digital technologies can enable greater public engagement in both the identification of problems and commitments to actions required to address them.
To view the seminar, please click on the link below:
- Audrey Tang, Digital Minister, Taiwan
- Professor Sir Geoff Mulgan, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation, UCL