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2020 Edinburgh Medal Awarded to Sunita Narain

Posted: 10 November 2020

We are delighted that our prestigious Edinburgh Medal event will premiere on Wednesday 18 November at 2.30pm (GMT).

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During this special online event, the 2020 Edinburgh Medal will be presented to Sunita Narain, a Delhi-based environmentalist, activist, author, and Director General of Center for Science and Environment (CSE). The Edinburgh Medal is an award presented to women and men of science who are judged to have made a significant contribution to the understanding and wellbeing of humanity; previous recipients include Prof Jane Goodall and Sir David Attenborough.

In her Medal Address, Sunita Narain will focus on climate crisis and the necessity to act now as our existence is at stake. She will explain how the climate crisis affects the poorest areas of the globe, how the volatile politics of immigration deepen the divide between the marginalised and the rich and how the latter get distracted by trade wars, Brexit, economic crisis and many other issues, not recognising it is the climate crisis that has to have the priority.

Dr. Deborah O'Neil, founder, CEO and Scientific Officer of NovaBiotics, leading clinical-stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class medicines for medically unmet diseases will deliver the Oration ahead of the Medal Address with Dominic Fry, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh delivering the Vote of Thanks. The Ceremony will be hosted by Rt. Hon. Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh, Frank Ross and Jan Thompson, Acting British High Commissioner to India will present Sunita Narain with the Edinburgh Medal on behalf of Lord Provost.

With thanks to Artemis Investment Management for their generous support of the Edinburgh Medal.