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Climate Change: Can we Escape the Tragedy of the Commons?

Thursday 23 March, 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Pavilion Room

  • Are you worried about climate change?
  • You feel like you would like to make a positive contribution, but you’re not sure how much of an impact the actions of a single individual can have?
  • Do you feel like different actors in the system are failing to work together?

Join us on Thursday 23rd March, at 6 pm in the Pavilion room for an interesting discussion on the question: “Climate Change: Can we escape the tragedy of the commons?” For this event, we have the pleasure of hosting Emily Farnworth, the Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall and Andrea Di Antonio, a Senior Software Engineer for Cambridge Environmental Research Consultancy (CERC), developing a model tracking the dispersion of pollutants, and proud Hughes Hall alumnus, as well as surprise guest!

Come prepared for an evening with food, drinks and stimulating discussion.

All welcome, including non college members.

In order for us to be able to cater accordingly, please sign up in the usual way through Eventbrite. Click here.

We look forward to welcoming you!


  • Emily Farnworth is Director of the Centre for Climate Engagement at Hughes Hall. She has over 25 years of experience working with businesses, governments and non-profit organizations to support the transition to a low-carbon economy and has worked across multi-stakeholder groups and within specific industry sectors to collaborate on solutions to tackle climate change. She was previously the Head of Climate Initiatives at the World Economic Forum where she was involved in setting up the Climate Governance Initiative (now hosted at the Centre for Climate Engagement), the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, the Mission Possible Partnership and the Natural Climate Solutions Alliance. Previously she worked in environmental consultancy firms including ERM and URS, non-profit organisation The Climate Group and ran her own social enterprise focussed on climate action research and campaigning. She continues to stay engaged in a range of organisations working to accelerate climate action. She is chair of the RE100 Advisory Committee and a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition Advisory Group. She is also a member of the University of Cambridge Sustainability Committee. Emily holds a Masters in Environmental Science, Management and Law from Brunel University London and has been involved in a wide range of research projects.
  • Andrea Di Antonio  has been passionate about atmospheric science since he was a school student. He undertook a BSc and MSc in Atmospheric Physics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, followed by a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Cambridge. A proud Hughes Hall Alumnus, since the end of the PhD he decided to translate his knowledge outside academia. After a two year experience as Data Analyst at New AutoMotive, a non profit organisation accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, he now currently work as Senior Software Engineer for Cambridge Environmental Research Consultancy (CERC) developing a model tracking the dispersion of pollutants.
  • Final speaker to be announced shortly!