Events/Cultural programme

European Round Table on Climate

With the Instituto Cervantes and the Società Dante Alighieri

You loved our "50 days before the COP21"? You were fascinated by our experts at our "Climate Soirée"? You admired our photography exhibition "Climate, State of Emergency"?
Then tune in for our European Round Table on Climate, at the Instituto Cervantes on 14 April

During this round table, experts from Italy, Spain and France will debate the contributions brought about by the COP21. What agreements were taken? Which ones will truly be followed? Which ones are the most Crucial? How will the transition from agreements to actions occur?

All these questions will be touched upon by our experts:

Isabel Douterelo

Isabel Douterelo is the Spanish guest speaker, invited by the Instituto Cervantes.
She is a professor and researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Department of Science and Environment . Her work focuses, among other things, on the microbial ecology of drinking water distribution systems. She worked as a Research Associate on the EPSRC funded project known as Pipe Dreams, studying different aspects of the microbial ecology of drinking water distribution systems.

Monica Di Gregorio

Monica Di Gregorio will also attend the round table as the guest speaker of the Società Dante Alighieri. She is a Lecturer in Environmental Politics and Governance at the School of Earth and Environment, The University of Leeds. Her current research examines climate change politics and policy at the global and national level, which particular attention to the developing world. She has worked on policies on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and is the recipient on an ESRC Future Leaders Fellowship to investigate the linkages between climate change mitigation and adaptation policies and action in the land use sector in Indonesia and Brazil.

Cyril Caminade

Cyril Caminade, who had already been present at our “50 Days before the COP21” conference, will be the guest speaker of the Alliance Française. Cyril has obtained his PhD in climatology (climate change in sub-Saharan Africa) at CERFACS and at the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse in 2006. He is an expert in numerical modelling, statistics and climate dynamics. He joined a post-doctoral position at the University of Liverpool in 2008 and focused on modelling and mapping the risk of several key vector-borne diseases over Europe and Africa under climate change scenarios.

Then join us on 14 April to watch this debate, interact with our experts and share nibbles with the team. This event is free but please reserve your place with Cervantes by calling 0161 661 4200!