Although the EU has an aspirational goal of an 80-95% GHG emissions cut for 2050, compared to 1990 levels, currently planned measures and intermediate goals are not in-line even with the low end of this aim. Additionally, the EU would have to over perform if 1.5 degrees were the aim, as developing economies cannot realistically be expected to reduce emissions as quickly.
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- Sustainability and science policy communications,
- Climate change communications,
- Corporate sustainability communications,
- Digital and social media strategy,
- Branding and marketing strategy
An expert in sustainability communications and digital media, he has spent the past 11 years working across corporate sustainability, environmental policy, creative advertising and science education. He leads IEEP's communications department and has an interest in communicating challenging sustainability issues such as climate change.
Starting his career in pollinator ecology in Santiago, Chile, he moved into education where he taught physics and coordinated sustainability education programmes. While in Chile, he worked with sustainability certification programmes such as Fairtrade and the Marine Stewardship Council with clients such as Wal-mart and organic blueberry producer, Interrupción.
Relocating to Europe in 2013, Harvey moved into marketing and communications at advertising and corporate sustainability communications firms. After leading digital communications strategies for companies like HPE, Land Rover and Mars, Harvey now heads the communications department at IEEP.
Harvey holds an MSc in Natural Resource Management from the Catholic University of Chile and a BSc in Biology from Transylvania University. He is a native speaker of English and Japanese and speaks Spanish fluently.
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