Angus Millar Lecture - RSA

Angus Millar Lecture

Fellowship events


Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

  • Environment

We are delighted to invite you to the 2019 RSA Scotland Angus Millar Lecture, which will be delivered by Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Co-President of the Club of Rome, and a respected senior advisor, facilitator and lecturer. The event will be chaired by Katherine Trebeck, Knowledge and Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.

We are in the midst of a Planetary Emergency. Climate breakdown and mass extinction of species are converging with widespread socio-economic inequality and political radicalisation. The global system is now in dire need of systemic and transformational change. And yet, we have an unprecedented opportunity to emerge from emergency to a world of human and planetary wellbeing.

In this lecture, Sandrine Dixson-Decleve will explain The Club of Rome’s Climate and Planetary Emergency Plan's response to this urgent call, and how they will provide the key levers of change to secure the future of people and planet.

The Angus Millar Lecture, a key part of RSA Scotland’s annual event programme, is funded by the legacy of Angus Millar FRSA.

Doors open from 5.30pm. This event is open to Fellows and non-Fellows.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

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Sandrine Dixson-Decleve has 30 years of European and international policy, business leadership and strategy experience with a particular focus on EU and international climate change, sustainable development, green growth, conventional and sustainable energy solutions, and sustainable finance.

She is currently the Co-President of the Club of Rome, and a respected senior advisor, facilitator and lecturer. Sandrine was recognised by GreenBiz as one of the 30 most influential women across the globe driving change in the low-carbon economy and promoting green business. She has built from scratch, fundraised and run EU offices and platforms, bringing together business leaders, policy makers, academia and NGOs. Until recently, Sandrine was Chief Partnership Officer for UN Agency Sustainable Energy for All, and prior to that the Director of the Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group, and the EU office of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (2009-2016). During that period she was also appointed Executive Director of the Green Growth Platform bringing together EU Ministers and CEOs.


Katherine Trebeck is Knowledge and Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. She has many years’ experience in various roles with Oxfam GB: as a Senior Researcher for the Global Research Team, as UK Policy Manager, and as Research and Policy Advisor for Oxfam Scotland. Katherine, with Lorenzo Fioramonti, instigated the Wellbeing Economy Governments (an alternative to the G7); developed Oxfam's Humankind Index; and led Oxfam's work on a 'human economy'. She was Rapporteur for Club de Madrid's Working Group on Shared Societies and Sustainability, and is on the advisory board for the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity (University of Surrey), the Omina Foundation, the Living Well Within Limits project (University of Leeds), A Good Life for All Within Planetary Boundaries (University of Leeds), and the Economic Democracy Index project (University of Glasgow). Katherine has a PhD in Political Science from the Australian National University, and is Honorary Professor at the University of the West of Scotland, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. Her book The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy (co-authored with Jeremy Williams) was published in early 2019.


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