Date of release: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dr Terry BarkerThe link between economics and climate change is the subject of a free event at the University of Greenwich on Wednesday 6 March.

The talk, How neoclassical economic thinking has led to ecological disaster, features Dr Terry Barker, Chairman and founder of Cambridge Econometrics. His company provides independent economic analysis and forecasting services to policymakers in business and government

Dr Barker has worked as Senior Investigator on the Economic and Social Research Council’s Environmental Change Programme, Developing an E3 Model for the UK Economy. This research was rated as an outstanding contribution to knowledge by an independent evaluator.  

He is also Senior Departmental Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, within the University of Cambridge. The centre seeks to reduce the risk of climate change and improve sustainability while allowing for global economic development.

The event, the Business School’s latest Big Picture seminar, is open to all and takes place in King William Court, Room 315, Greenwich Campus, between 5pm and 7pm.

The Big Picture seminar series aims to provide students, staff and the local community with an insight into the bigger picture behind industry and commerce. A number of high-profile speakers have hosted seminars, including Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, and Dominic Fry, Director of Communications and Investor Relations at Marks & Spencer.

It is necessary to register for the event using the booking form: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar/registration

More information on the Big Picture Seminar Series can be found at: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/schools/business/services/events/events/current/big-picture-seminar

To find out more about studying business at the University of Greenwich: www.gre.ac.uk/business, email courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or call 020 8331 9000.

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Photo: Dr Terry Barker