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Tacitus Lecture 2021: Too Hot to Trade? World Trade and Climate Action

Dr Kirsten Dunlop, Chief Executive Officer, EIT Climate-KIC

Thursday 25 February 2021

The 34th Tacitus Lecture, taking place on Thursday 25th February 2021, is one of the most prestigious occasions in the City of London Calendar. The lecture will be broadcast to online audiences around the world.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Kirsten Dunlop, CEO of Climate-KIC, whose mission is to speed up the transition towards a zero-carbon economy. Dr Dunlop will develop the theme of World Trade and Climate Action during this year’s Tacitus Lecture. In addition to the main lecture, Dr Dunlop will also lead a discussion on entrepreneurialism and climate action with students.

About This Year’s Speaker

We are delighted to welcome Dr Dunlop as this year’s Tacitus speaker. Her career spans academia, consulting, banking, insurance, strategy, design, innovation and leadership. She is CEO at EIT Climate-KIC and one of 16 experts at the Economic and Societal Impact of Research and Innovation (ESIR) expert group, providing independent advice on how future EU research and innovation policy can best support sustainable development and the Von Der Leyen Commission’s priorities.

Dr Dunlop will lecture about how we can innovate to create profound systemic change and sustainable World Trade. This year’s lecture will follow on from an interactive discussion on entrepreneurial responses to climate change with students from some of London’s leading universities.

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