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David Shukman

David Shukman

Former Science Editor and Independent Consultant, BBC News

As the BBC’s first Science Editor, David Shukman led its coverage of research and the environment for nearly twenty years.

Praised by Sir David Attenborough as “a leader in raising awareness of the climate emergency”, he won awards for his pioneering reports from remote frontlines including the Arctic and the Amazon.

Now working as an independent speaker and consultant, David has been providing advice on net zero to leadership teams in a range of sectors from shipping to consumer goods to Formula 1.

A regular at the UN’s climate conferences - the COP28 summit in Dubai was his twelfth – he’s developed a network of contacts in the worlds of science, business, diplomacy and activism.

He is a Visiting Professor in Practice at the LSE’s Grantham Research Institute, a member of the Advisory Board of Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment and an adviser to The Goals House.