Roger Harrabin

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The climate change specialist and founder of Costing The Earth covers green business and chairs debate on environmental and energy issues


Roger Harrabin is one of the media’s most influential voices on the environment, energy, and climate change. As Energy and Environment Analyst he reported for the BBC for over thirty years and has been a global pioneer in environmental reporting. He was the founder presenter of the BBC environment programme Costing the Earth and has won many awards for his work in radio and TV. 

Over his career Roger has traced the growing influence of environmental issues on domestic and international politics, and on business and society. He is a sought-after keynote speaker on the environment and climate change and has many fascinating and often hilarious stories that work equally well after dinner as during the day. He is also a highly experienced conference chair and moderator, facilitating events across a range of topics.

Roger’s quest for impartiality led him to broadcast two three-part series on BBC Radio 4 tackling the risks and uncertainties in climate science and technology. His reporting on new topics has often been trendsetting, he was the first mainstream reporter to highlight the central role that energy would play in the environment. 

Noted for his challenging and humorous style, as well as his depth of knowledge, Roger has interviewed many influential figures including Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Ban Ki Moon, Al Gore and Sir David Attenborough. 

Roger’s achievements have been widely recognised. He is an Honorary lifetime fellow of St Catharine’s Cambridge; Associate Fellow, Green College Oxford and Wolfson College, Cambridge and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Cranfield University for work on the environment.


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