Jane DavidsonSpeaker's Biography
Jane Davidson is Chair of Wales Net Zero 2035 – charged with examining potential pathways to accelerate climate action in Wales in a just and nature positive way according to the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act. Her know-how and passion were forged as a Welsh Government minister, university Pro Vice-Chancellor and land restorer. She is the author of #futuregen:Lessons from a Small Country (2020) and its update #futuregen: Gwersi o Wlad Fechan (2022). She lives on a smallholding in west Wales.
From 2000 - 2011, Jane Davidson was Cabinet Minister for Education, then Environment and Sustainability in Wales where she proposed legislation to make sustainability the central organising principle of government: the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act came into law in 2015. She is a RSA Fellow and guest faculty on the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership programme at Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Patron of the UK Chartered Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Managers.
Jane Davidson, ‘Rising to the Climate Challenge: a reflection on the gap between rhetoric and evidence informed action’
You are cordially invited to attend the Mike Barnsley Lecture 2024 Wednesday 31 January 6.15-7.30pm Wallace Lecture Theatre. Drinks and nibbles will be served before the lecture on the Landing in the Wallace Building from 5.45-6.15pm. The lecture is aimed at a general audience and is open to the public.
The Mike Barnsley Annual Lecture celebrates the life and passion of the late Professor Mike Barnsley, former Head of the School of the Environment and Society and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, in understanding climatic change and his contributions to Swansea University.
In this public lecture, Jane Davidson will reflect on the gap between rhetoric and evidence informed action in the climate space and the opportunities to build consensus for action.
Mike Barnsley Lecture 2024
Wednesday 31 January, 6.15pm, with a reception from 5.45pm
Wallace Lecture Theatre
Swansea University, Singelton Campus SA2 8PP