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Aston Insight lecture to explore sustainable growth in tomorrow’s world

Lord Deben

27 January 2014

Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change is set to deliver free public lecture during Aston University’s Go Green Week, next month.

Lord Deben will give the lecture, entitled ‘Replacing the Fossils’, on February 12 from 6pm. He will cover the importance of getting ‘more from less’ and the changes that need to be made for society to fulfil its cultural, social and economic potential.

Lord Deben is Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, Valpak Limited, and the Association of Professional Financial Advisors. He was the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food between 1989 and 1993 and was the longest serving Secretary of State for the Environment the UK has ever had. His years of top-level ministerial experience also include Minster for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General in HM Treasury. Lord Deben now runs Sancroft, a Corporate Responsibility consultancy working with blue-chip companies around the world on environmental, social and ethical issues.

The free lecture open to the general public takes place at 6pm, The Sumpner Lecture Theatre, Aston University Main Building, Birmingham, B4 7ET.

Refreshments will be provided beforehand and a buffet afterwards. Registrations can be made here. For further information please contact Emma Sutton on 0121 204 4542 or email events@aston.ac.uk

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 Notes to editors

Aston University’s ‘Go Green Week’ 2014 runs from Monday 10th February to Friday 14th February and is an inspiring programme of free events, talks, activities and exhibitions at Aston University highlighting environmental and sustainable initiatives.