Climate policy expert shares insights with researchers

FullSizeRenderA leading voice in the climate change policy debate shared his insights and experiences with researchers at the University of Sheffield this week.

Professor Terry Callaghan spoke to staff and students at the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures about his work with policymakers around the globe.

As an ecologist, Professor Callaghan has been a member of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences for more than 20 years, and was the Director of the Abisko Scientific Research Station in Arctic Sweden.

He has worked closely with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was a lead author on the work that earned the IPCC and Al Gore the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

Professor Callaghan continues to brief international organisations and governments on climate change, and his talk on Monday stressed the importance of involving all stakeholders, from local communities in the Arctic to heads of state. It also addressed the balancing act many researchers face, of advocating policy while maintaining academic credibility.

Find out more about Professor Terry Callaghan