Danielle Kopecky
16 December 2020

Re-watch the 2020 Burntwood Lecture

This year’s Burntwood Lecture, delivered by Professor Jim Skea of IPCC Working Group III and Professor of Sustainable Energy at Imperial College London, attracted over 300 environmental professionals looking to engage in discussions around whether scientific evidence informs and delivers coherent environmental action.

In his lecture, Professor Skea explored the different approaches to addressing the climate and biodiversity crises, centred around the case study of land-based solutions and their interactions with mitigation and adaptation. A lively discussion chaired by Julie Hill MBE followed the lecture, with key respondents including Pankaj Bhatia (Deputy Director of the World Resource Institute's Climate Program), Sophie Marjanac (Climate Accountability Lead at ClientEarth) and Dr Peter Brotherton (Lead Director for Climate Change at Natural England). 

This year’s lecture is now available for you to watch again on our YouTube channel, and you can read a summary of the lecture and key discussion points here.