Professor Terry Callaghan, a climate change policy expert, shares insights with the Grantham Centre.
Terry Callaghan spoke to staff and students at the Grantham Centre about his work with policymakers around the globe. This event took place as part of our Grantham Scholar training programme.
As an ecologist, Professor Callaghan has been a member of Sheffield’s Department of Animal and Plant Sciences for more than 20 years. And he 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.
We have a number of researchers working on climate change. If you want to find out more about them, then you can look at SDG 13 Climate Action.