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Energy Policy Debate: Meeting the UK’s long-term climate change targets – a review

  • London and Home Counties
  • <p>CMS Cameron McKenna, 78 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6HL</p>
  • 22-05-2019
  • 10:30 - 14:00
  • Non-Member - 95.00
    Company member - 55.00
    Member - 35.00
    + VAT
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Debate and discuss the outcomes of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report.

Are you a company member? Please download the booking form to receive the company member rate. Members and Non-Members can book online.

In April 2018, the Government sought advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 degrees, following the publication of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report.

The key message from the IPCC report is that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require ‘rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities.’ Jim Skea OBE FEI, Past President of the EI and Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group III concluded that ‘Limiting warming to 1.5ºC is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes'.

On the CCC report, Lord Deben, said ‘we will consider how and by when the UK can effectively eliminate carbon emissions from its economy. We will also look at whether the current 2050 target – which requires an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050, compared to levels in 1990 – is still fit for purpose. And, we’ll set out the necessary steps to clean up the UK’s homes, industry, transport and agriculture to help drive down emissions further, as well the associated costs and benefits.’

Join our expert panel at this energy policy debate to discuss the outcomes of the report and the updated advice given to the UK.

Speakers include:

  • Chris Stark, CEO, Committee on Climate Change
  • Dhara Vyas, Head of Future Energy Services, Citizens Advice
  • Dan Alchin, Deputy Director Retail, Energy UK
  • Chair: Paul Spence, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, EDF Energy


  • 10:30 - Registration, tea and coffee
  • 11:00 - Debate commences, followed by approximately 30 minutes of Q&A
  • 13:00 - Event concludes with lunch

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