Fred Pearce – Keynote Speaker

Renowned science writer specialising in environmental issues

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Specialist Subjects

  • Water
  • Climate Change
  • Popular Science
  • Sustainability
  • Future


  • English


Fred Pearce is the former news editor of the UK-based New Scientist and one of the world’s finest science writers. He is an award-winning journalist who has reported on global environmental issues and popular science from over 80 countries in 25 years.


Pearce also writes regularly for the Yale e360 environment web site in the US, and the Guardian and other newspapers in the UK, as well as irregularly for many other outlets, including BBC Wildlife magazine, the Ecologist, and the Washington Post.


Pearce’s most recent book is The New Wild: Why Invasive Species Will Be Nature’s Salvation, listed as one of the “Books of the Year” by The Economist. His other books include: The Land Grabbers, Confessions of an Eco Sinner and When the Rivers Run Dry, which was listed among the all-time Top 50 Sustainability Books by the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainable Leadership.

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