Climate change on agenda at University of Portsmouth discussion

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DOZENS of organisations from across the south will convene at the University of Portsmouth on Thursday to talk about climate change.

University scientists and specialists will join local businesses to discuss what more can be done to make a bigger impact to limit the effects of climate change in the region.

The panel will including representatives from Xyratex, Wightlink, Southern Water, Greenpeace, the New Forest National Park Authority and several councils.

Dr David Hutchinson, environment facilitator at the university, which has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 30 per cent within five years, said: ‘This is an opportunity to be part of an agenda-setting event which will influence the future of this region.

‘Ideas discussed today will influence tomorrow’s world.

‘I’m delighted so many organisations that surround the Solent are joining us.’

The Climate change and the Solent event which lasts all day from 8.45am is fully booked.

To get a place on the waiting list