Stuart Thorp

Stuart Thorp

Stuart Thorp
Scaling-up individual Climate Action to make a major contribution to reducing Global Climate Change - how Program Management best practice can help
Thursday, 7th October 2021
16:30 – 17:30

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I have over 20 years experience delivering programs across many sectors including Telecoms & Media, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Cleantech and Automotive.
This experience has enabled me to obtain the PMI's PgMP credential.
My concerns over Climate Change have led me to consider how I could apply my Program Management experience to fill a gap in the global approach to climate action.
This thinking is supplemented by lessons learned from numerous personal Climate Action projects and builds on my background in Technology & Engineering which helps me to understand the physics.

Abstract of presentation:
Recent flooding in Belgium reminds us that Climate Change is already with us.
The Aug 2021 IPCC report tells us that it's "Code Red for Humanity", we have caused Climate Change and we must act quickly to prevent it getting a lot worse.
Top down, government led action is essential but I don’t think sufficient.
Bottom up, personal Climate Action will also be important to drive global emission reductions.
Rather than being “ad-hoc” and ineffective, bottom up climate action should be guided by best practices including benefits management.
Good initiatives are underway, but it will be necessary to scale up by many orders of magnitude to make the required difference.
This presentation explains how this could happen and how the attendees could help.