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Sir David King


He is the Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at the University of Oxford. As Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government, he created an in-depth horizon scanning process which advised government on a wide range of long-term issues, from flooding to obesity through the Foresight Program. He raised public awareness for climate change and highlight the need for government action. He initiated a £1 billion Energy Technology Institute, and co-authored “The Hot Topic”.

Author of several books and papers on chemical physics, science and policy, he was Knighted in 2003 and has also received the Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur, in 1999. He continues as Director of Research in the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge University.

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Paris must renew shift away from GHG emissionsread more >

20 Oct 15|0 comments

India and Brazil are holding up the process of agreeing a global treaty to tacklread more >

27 Mar 14|2 comments

China, India and Brazil could ‘derail’ UN climate dealread more >

31 Jan 14|0 comments

Increase renewable energy storage capacity to meet growing renewable power outpuread more >

22 Jan 14|0 comments

Sir David King urges more spending on flood defences as agencies prepare job cutread more >

08 Jan 14|0 comments

Sun ‘Must Supply 10 Percent of Energy by 2025′read more >

07 Oct 13|4 comments

New video: Climate change, Rio+20 and protecting humanity‬‬read more >

25 Jan 12|789 comments

Part 1: The transition to low carbon mobilityread more >

19 Feb 10|11 comments

Copenhagen Outcome - Part 2read more >

28 Jan 10|1422 comments

Copenhagen Outcome - Part 1read more >

28 Jan 10|388 comments