Discussion Series: Climate Tipping Points: how to tip society, not the planet

Location: Virtual
Dates: 26 January 2023, 15:00-16:30 CET
Register: https://tipping-points-positive-tipping.confetti.events/ 

Join AIMES, Earth Commission, Future Earth and WCRP for the webinar series that aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. The event includes two presentations on social tipping points.


  • David Armstrong McKay (University of Exeter): Climate tipping points: how close are they, and what can we do about them?
  • Mark Meldrum (Systemiq): Socio-economic tipping points to drive accelerated adoption of climate solutions – what we know and what we don’t know
  • Q&A/ Discussion moderated by Ruth Townend (Chatham House).

Speaker Information

David Armstrong McKay is a Climate-Biosphere Scientist, Communicator, & Advocate, working to understand and enhance Earth system & socio-ecological resilience for an age of Climate and Ecological crisis. He is based in Brighton, England, and works as a Research Impact Fellow at the University of Exeter & Global Systems Institute helping to lead the ‘State of Tipping Points’ report and working with the Earth Commission to set safe and just Earth system boundaries. He is also an associated researcher at Stockholm Resilience Centre, and do some research consulting and science communication (via Georesilience Analytics) on the side.

Mark Meldrum is the Director of Energy Transition and Sustainable Finance at SYSTEMIQ Ltd in London, UK.