Going Net Zero on Climate: Challenges and Opportunities for the UK

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report spells out the scale of emission cuts needed to meet the Paris Agreement target of keeping global warming to 1.5ºC. One of its central recommendations is that carbon emissions need to fall to net zero around mid-century. Here, the Government has pledged to seek fresh advice from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) on strengthening the UK’s emissions target in the light of the IPCC report.

This event will explore what cutting emissions to ‘net zero’ on a timescale compatible with the 1.5ºC target means for the UK.

09:15-10:45am on Wednesday 10th October 2018

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR

The event will be chaired by Lord Krebs, former member of the Committee on Climate Change. Speakers include:

Professor Jim Skea, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change;

Baroness Brown, Committee on Climate Change;

Lindsay McQuade, CEO, ScottishPower Renewables;

Guy Smith, Vice President, National Farmers Union;

Ann Jones, Vice-Chair, National Federation of Women's Institutes.

Spaces are limited so please register for this free event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/g...