ENV50 events ENV50 events

In September the School of Environmental Sciences will be marking its 50th anniversary with two flagship events.

The road from Paris to Norwich: linking circular economy and climate action

Join colleagues in ENV for this special anniversary event taking place at UEA’s award-winning Enterprise Centre on Friday 15 September. The panel for this open, public discussion will be composed of renowned practitioners operating from international to local level, who will outline their views on the opportunities and risks that arise from the implementation of the Paris Agreement on global climate change. 

The discussion will be framed within the rapidly changing political landscape of the UK, Europe and North America, and will also reflect on how future policy and actions could make use of the concept of the ‘circular economy’ that resonates with local enterprises. 

The panel will be chaired by Rt Hon Lord Deben (John Gummer). Panel participants include Prof Sir Bob Watson (Tyndall Centre UEA), Laura McGillivray (CEO, Norwich City Council), and Andy Brown (Head of Sustainability, Anglian Water). 

WHEN Friday 15 September | 6.30pm

WHERE The Enterprise Centre, UEA

The road from Salthouse to Weybourne: coastal processes and air quality

9am to approx 6pm

Departing and coming back to UEA

A special field day trip to the North Norfolk coast on Saturday 16 September, open to all ENV graduates, will give an overview of modern coastal landforms, particularly gravel barrier systems, in the context of modern active processes. 

We will consider coastal changes over hundreds of years (historic maps) and thousands of years (Holocene), back to the last glacial maximum and beyond. 

After lunch we shall visit the Weybourne Atmospheric Observatory to discuss regional and global air quality and greenhouse gas issues.

WHEN Saturday 16 September



Those staying for the weekend can find a range of accommodation options on the Visit Norwich website.

The nearby Brook Hotel (Best Western) have offered a special rate of £85 for Friday 15 September and £95 for Saturday 16 September for two guests (one room), including breakfast. Please quote 'UEA reunion' when booking.