May 15th – Climate Change



Ian Christie, University of Surrey and David Nussbaum, CEO of The Elders, in a conversation chaired by Chris Stephens, presented a highly informative and inspirational take on what Ian Christie called ‘Climate Disruption’. Ian Christie let us have these slides linked here


Ian Christie is a research fellow and coordinator in the Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group in the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey. He has been a freelance researcher, adviser, teacher and writer on sustainable development and environmental policy, undertaking projects for central and local government, business and non-governmental organisations. He has also given policy advice to government ministers and officials on sustainable housing and climate policy, to the Diocese of Southwark on its environmental policy and has been a member of the advisory committee for the World Wildlife Fund’s global and national programmes.

David Nussbaum has been Chief Executive Officer of The Elders Foundation since October 2017. David graduated from Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities where he studied theology. He spent the early part of his career in the finance sector before moving to the not-for-profit sector in 1997. Starting at Oxfam, he became a Deputy Chief Executive and also served as interim head of its India programme. He then moved to Transparency International at its International Secretariat in Berlin, from 2002-2007 where he was Chief Executive and from there to the World Wildlife Fund, the leading global environmental organisation which operates in some 100 countries.