'Why aren’t we more resilient to climate change and what can we do about it?'

29 April 2014, 5.00 PM - 29 April 2014, 5.00 PM

Venue: Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building, University of Bristol

Lecture followed by a drinks reception

The recent floods in the UK cost lives, damaged businesses, and created misery for many families. Like similar events in the last year in the USA and Australia, the extreme weather sparked a fierce debate on just how reliant Britain is to the impacts of climate change. Talk of the cost-benefit ratios employed by economists to determine how investments in resilience are made generated anger in Parliament and the media. Dr Peter Gist’s talk will explore the economics of resilience; the challenges posed by the investment decisions and why solutions depend on achieving effective cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Dr Peter Gist, Arup Fellow/Director will be delivering this year’s Arup Lecture. Peter is a Director in the Arup Management Consultancy and has over 30 years’ experience as a consultant economist. Peter specialises in business case development and investment appraisal in the transport, telecommunications and energy sectors, and has extensive international experience in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a member of the Arup consortium team undertaking research on investment in climate change adaptation in the UK rail industry and is a board member of the Arup-Mitsui joint venture developing sustainable transport and energy projects.

For more details please see the attached poster (PDF, 182kB).

This is a free event and is open to all. Any enquiries please contact Rowan Lawrance on 0117 3315833.

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