BLOG 2019


Baroness Brown gave an insightful and thought provoking lecture to a packed audience at Canterbury Christ Church University, where she went through the implications of the EU exit for both climate change mitigation and adapting to measures being taken and gaps that still remain...
What difference will leaving the European Union make to the UK’s achievement of greenhouse gas emissions reduction and to addressing the risks posed to the UK by the changing climate? Baroness Brown gave her thoughts and years of knowledge to the audience at Old Sessions House at Canterbury Christ Church University where I was photographing the proceedings.

The Climate Change Act (2008) enshrines our emissions reduction targets in UK legislation; however, the majority of our environmental regulation – critical to our progress in addressing risks such as flooding, drought, heatwaves – is from the EU, which also provides the critical enforcement function.

Baroness Brown is an engineer. An academic career at the University of Cambridge led to senior business and engineering roles at Rolls-Royce plc. Returning to academia as Principal of Engineering at Imperial College London, she became Vice-Chancellor of Aston University from 2006 to 2016.

The photography from the event will be used on the Univeristies website, press and social media pages.