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  • Date and time: Thursday 25 November 2021, 11am to 1pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Following brief introductions from each of the panellists, the chair will facilitate a lively discussion to help divulge insights and advice from the panel about their work and their experience engaging with policymakers globally, how they have worked with local policy and the impact they have had. What has the journey of the panellists been? How did they develop these policy relationships? This will be followed by a live Q&A with the audience.

Participants are invited to submit questions beforehand for the panel on Eventbrite.

Confirmed panellists

This is a joint event between the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and the The York Policy Engine (TYPE) as part of the University of York‘s “Innovation to Impact” series. It will be chaired by Rob Watt, Head of Strategic Engagement at SEI.

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About the speakers

Johan C.I. Kuylenstierna (Research Leader at SEI York)

Johan is a Research Leader at SEI. Prior to this role he was Centre Director for the SEI centre in York from 1997-2012, Policy Director from 2013-19 and joined SEI in 1989. Before that he was part of the Beijer Institute, and has been at the University of York, at which the SEI York centre is housed, since 1986. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC).

Johan’s key areas of interest relate to atmospheric issues, including air pollution and climate change. His main focus at the moment is in the linkages between climate and air quality, in particular associated with strategies to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs). He has also worked on air pollution issues from regional to global scales, particularly related to impacts of acidifying deposition, eutrophying nitrogen deposition and gaseous and particulate pollutant impacts on crops, forests and human health. He is leading the development of an SLCP strategy support tool – LEAP-IBC – an application of the SEI LEAP tool for use by countries and research organisations to understand implications of air pollution and SLCP strategy implementation, by incorporating an ‘Integrated Benefits Calculator’.

As SEI Policy Director he oversaw the enhancement of SEI’s ability to successfully engage with policy and decision making to promote informed decision-making and help achieve SEI’s goals of inducing change towards sustainable development.

At the University of York he gives lectures on issues related, for example, to climate policy and sustainable energy, co-supervises PhD students and BSc projects.


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