Jill Rutter, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government will Chair this year's Burntwood Lecture.
Within her career, Jill has been a senior civil servant in Defra, No.10 and the Treasury. In her position as Senior Fellow at the Institute for Government, she directed the Institute's work on better policymaking, including the use of evidence and science advice on government. She has also overseen the Institute's Brexit programme and work on Arm's Length Bodies (ALBs).
This year's lecture will be delivered by Professor Sir Ian Boyd who has recently stepped down from his position as Chief Scientific Advisor at Defra after seven years of service. Sir Ian's lecture will set out the structure of three dominant discourses about the future of the environment and why these are foundational to the future of the health and wellbeing of people. The rate of consumption is at the heart of the environmental challenge. There is no easy way to resolve this and there are critical trade-offs which dictate the choices we need to make; material consumption-waste reduction and land consumption-biodiversity loss. To re-balance these trade-offs, our economic thinking and actions need to shift substantially towards demand-side solutions.
Join us on the 19th November for an evening of networking, drinks and canapes at the Institute of Physics, London.
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