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Is it possible to address climate change in times of global turmoil? The role of business

Venue: Online

Until 2020, the single most pressing concern was how to keep global warming to 1.5C to prevent planetary system collapse.

With the Covid-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine, the focus has shifted significantly from looking ahead to meeting climate targets by 2030 and 2050 to saving lives and jobs in the present.

This talk with Dr Alex Mifsud will explore the interconnections between sustainability and climate action against the backdrop of seismic global events and their impact on energy and food security. The response from the business community needs to demonstrate leadership, vision, and decisive action.

Are present and upcoming business leaders adequately prepared? Can business schools play a role through embedding climate and sustainability education into their curriculum?

Biography: Dr Alex Mifsud, Education for Sustainable Development and Carbon Literacy Trainer

Dr Alex Mifsud lectures Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Malta and the UK.   She sits on the Sustainability Research Group within the London Regional Centre of Expertise on ESD. Alex has developed ESD courses and training programmes to a wide range of audiences and applies her research interests in employee engagement and behavioural change to assisting organisations work towards their sustainable development goals. She has recently co-authored the Carbon Literacy Toolkit For All Staff and Students at Universities -A Systems Approach (Molthan-Hill, P., Jackson, D., Mifsud, A. and Odell, V., 2020) which is an open-source resource for the purpose of certified Carbon Literacy training within UK universities, further education colleges and approved partner organisations. She has delivered the Carbon Literacy Training to staff and students at Universities in the UK, US and beyond. She has also adapted the toolkit and delivered it to Small and Medium Sized Businesses in the UK.

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