Word Worker press release:

A leading environmentalist and renowned authority on global warming will tell Gloucestershire businesses about the global impact of the Paris Agreement and climate change.

At a talk due to be delivered in Cirencester on Friday February 26, Sir Crispin Tickell will explain the implications of last year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and global problems related to climate change.

At the December conference, nations agreed to a goal of limiting global warming to less than 2°C.

Business networking group Rekindle will host Sir Crispin’s presentation at its monthly lunchtime meeting at the Stratton House Hotel.

Rekindle founder, Virginia Stourton, said she was delighted that Sir Crispin had agreed to speak.

“We’re thrilled that Sir Crispin is coming to talk to the members and visitors to Rekindle,” she said. “Climate change is having a huge impact on us all, both as individuals and as business owners. Sir Crispin was among the first to link people’s actions to climate change, and we are hugely interested in what he has to say.”

Sir Crispin, who lives in the Cotswolds, was among the first to identify the dangers of human-induced global climate changes, publishing his book Climatic Change and World Affairs in 1977.

A former adviser to British Prime Ministers on the dangers of global warming, and a passionate conservationist and meteorologist, he has said: “The price could be the future of human society itself.”

During his long and distinguished career as a diplomat Sir Crispin was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry responsible for overseas aid, and British Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. He was Warden of Green, later Green Templeton, College Oxford; Chancellor of the University of Kent; Adviser at Large to the President of Arizona State University; and member of the International Advisory Council of the Oxford Martin School, Oxford University.

The Rekindle meeting, which includes lunch and the opportunity to network, runs from midday to 2pm. It is free for members, £10 for non-members, and all are welcome. To book visit Rekindle.

Rekindle aims to help connect mature professional businessmen and women with owners of small businesses in a friendly, business atmosphere, and has some 50 to 60 attendees at each meeting.