Back to All Events April 22 - 23, 2017

Generation 1.5°C : A unique intergenerational climate workshop

Speaker: Convened by Cameron Hepburn (Australia-at-Large & Magdalen, 2000) When: 10:00am-5:00pm Where: Rhodes House

22 - 23 APRIL 2017
Rhodes House, Oxford

How can this generation limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in their lifetimes and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come? 

This two-day unique workshop held at Rhodes House over the 2017 Earth Day weekend will bring together prominent climate leaders with current Scholars from a variety of fields, equipping them with the knowledge and tools necessary to become climate champions over the course of their careers. Generation 1.5 will offer an unparalleled opportunity for climate leaders to share their experiences and wisdom with the next generation, empowering participants to mainstream climate action across a variety of fields and disciplines. 

Programme Highlights
Keynote addresses on climate impacts, activism and policy
Small-group workshops envisioning climate solutions with speakers and Senior Scholars
Rhodes House dinner and 'Night at the pub' with speakers
One-on-one 'office hours' with speakers and Senior Scholars
Public Panel on climate change solutions 

Click here to see the preliminary schedule

 Convened by Cameron Hepburn (Australia-at-Large & Magdalen, 2000)
Director, Economics of Sustainability, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School 

Confirmed Speakers Include 
Dan Esty (Massachusetts & Balliol, 1981), Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Director of Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, Yale
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Marshallese educator and prominent climate poet / activist
Rachel KyteChief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All
Bill McKibben, Author, activist and founder of
Mohammed Nasheed, Former President of the Maldives and UN Champion of the Earth
Achim Steiner, Director, Oxford Martin School and former Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme

Click here to read speaker biographies

*As of 8 February

Registration Details 
The Rhodes Climate Change Workshop is open to current and recently graduated Rhodes Scholars. Scholars from all academic fields welcome. Due to the intimate nature of the weekend we have a limited number of places for Senior Scholars to attend as moderators and mentors, to help empower our next generation of climate champions to tackle the biggest challenge of our time. Registration is limited and is on a first-come basis.

Current or Recently Graduated Scholars £20
Senior Scholars £110

For registration details or any questions, please contact

Delegates are responsible for organising their own accommodation. Scholars visiting from out of town may choose to book with one of the many hotels in Oxford or contact their College for room availability.  


Delegates may wish to book with the Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Contact the reservations department directly and quote our group code RHOD210417 by 20th March
Privilege Room incl breakfast £205/night single occupancy or £215/night double occupancy / +44 (0) 1865 248 332