The Hutton Series
Session Five, 18 May at 2.30pm
About the series
The Hutton Series on Climate Change is a series of events taking place across 2020-21 at Adam Smith’s Panmure House, bringing together a diverse cross-section of experts, business leaders, scientists, and concerned citizens in the service of one simple aim:
To identify ten key priorities, innovations and actions to mitigate the climate crisis.
Panmure House in Edinburgh is the final remaining home of globally renowned philosopher Adam Smith. During his twelve-year tenancy between 1778 and 1790, he regularly hosted key luminaries of the Scottish Enlightenment to debate the most pressing issues at the brink of the first industrial revolution.
More than two hundred years later as the world grapples to avert environmental disaster by shifting to new energy sources while recovering from a global pandemic, the Hutton Series aims to recreate these ground-breaking discussions – both virtually and at the same historic location in Edinburgh’s world heritage site.
Climate change is an issue with fundamental implications for all of society, and all of society should have the chance to debate, discuss and influence how the world adapts to an unprecedented rate of environmental change. Climate marches worldwide have demonstrated the importance in dialogue around climate change, and the complexities involved in building a sustainable future.
The Hutton Series invites voices and opinions from around the world, by submitting real-time questions to the debate panels. Due to social distancing, this first event will be live-streamed as an interactive webinar and there will be options to attend follow-up workshops.
About the session
Session Five will take place on 18 May
The Hutton Series on Climate Change is back, with the fifth thought-provoking session: The Engineering Solutions
Our keynote speakers for this fifth session are Professor Sir David King, Lord Browne of Madingley and Professor Susan Krumdieck, Chair of Energy Transition Engineering at Heriot-Watt University. The session will be chaired by Professor Richard Williams OBE, Principal of Heriot-Watt University.
Registration is open on the Panmure House website for the remaining sessions.