RSA President’s Lecture 2019 - RSA

RSA President’s Lecture 2019

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As the scale and urgency of climate emergency becomes ever more apparent, urgent action is required on the critical challenges of protecting the environment and supporting sustainable development.

Emma Howard Boyd, Chair of the Environment Agency and UK Commissioner to the Global Commission on Adaptation, will give the 2019 RSA President’s Lecture, taking place from 6-7pm on Thursday 31 October 2019 in the Great Room Auditorium at RSA House.

In this year’s lecture, Emma Howard Boyd will call on governments, industry, public agencies and civil society to forge new alliances and create new possibilities for action. At a time of global flux and uncertainty, Emma will also discuss the guiding principles of leadership that are needed to drive transformational change.

The event will seek to build upon the positive reception of the recent report published by the RSA Commission on Food, Farming and the Countryside, and on the RSA’s reputation as a trusted convenor of honest, positive and future-focused conversations. It will take place at a critical moment for those engaged in decision-making and practice across the triple challenge of climate adaption, protecting nature and people’s health and wellbeing.

The lecture will be introduced by HRH The Princess Royal, RSA President and Tim Eyles, RSA Chairman. This year's Chair will be Sue Pritchard, Director, RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission, will chair the discussion.

Places for the President’s Lecture must be reserved in advance. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Click here for details on the event and how to obtain a place.

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