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Free Aston Insight Lecture by Lord Deben, Chairman of Committee on Climate Change


February 12, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

Climate Change Lecture organised by Aston University. 

Growth is essential for human beings. The idea that our society could fulfil its creative, cultural, social, economic and religious potential without growing and changing is simply not feasible. We have begun to understand that growth has to be sustainable, that getting more from less will lie at the heart of tomorrow’s world. Those who are caught in the old ways are frightened to make the necessary transition. Those who grasp the new ways will change the world and prosper.

The Rt Hon Lord Deben

Lord Deben was the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food between 1989 and 1993 and was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had. His sixteen years of top-level ministerial experience also include Minster for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury. He has consistently championed an identity between environmental concerns and business sense. To that end, he set up and now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues. Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Association of Professional Financial Advisors. 

Date: Wednesday 12th February 2014

Time:         5.30pm Free tea and coffee served

                    6.00pm Lecture commences

Venue: Sumpner Lecture Theatre, 6th Floor, Main Building, Aston University

For further information about this event, please call 0121 204 4542 or email

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