Two Edge Hill academics will attend a significant international climate change conference at UNESCO’s Paris headquarters this July.

Psychology Professor Geoff Beattie and Graduate Teaching Assistant Laura McGuire will present their research on the implications of the dissociation between implicit and explicit attitude to the environment.

This four-day conference will be the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be hosted by France in December 2015 (Paris Climat 2015). The July conference will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. It will offer an opportunity to discuss solutions for both mitigation and adaptation issues.

The conference is organized under the umbrella of International Council for Science, Future Earth, UNESCO and major French research institutions, with the support of the French Government.

Professor Geoff Beattie

Professor Geoff Beattie

Professor Geoff Beattie said: “The presentation will involve both my own research on this topic (the dissociation between implicit and explicit attitude to the environment) and a very recent study that my GTA Laura has just completed and is currently writing up for publication. This is a very prestigious event indeed, held under the auspices of the United Nations. We are presenting a poster with lots of opportunities to discuss the implications of our research and this could lead to some very interesting future collaborations, both academic and commercial.”