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The Paris Agreement on climate change: what does it mean for the UK?

Panel discussion


The Royal Society, London, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG


COP Paris

In December last year, 195 nations from around the world came together in Paris under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and adopted a new and universal agreement. Several years in the making, the new agreement aims to put the world on track to a low-carbon future that holds global temperature rise to well below 2 °C.

This PolicyLab will bring together a range of perspectives from science, policy, NGOs and the private sector to reflect on the new agreement. What was agreed? How can it meet its aim? And what should be the next steps for the UK?

Lord Nicholas Stern FRS, will chair a panel of speakers including:

  • Professor John Loughhead OBE FREng FTSE, Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department of Energy & Climate Change
  • Matthew Bell, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
  • Professor Joanna Haigh CBE FRS, Co-director of the Grantham Institute on Climate Change
  • Jeremy Leggett, Founding Director, Solarcentury; Founder & Chairman, SolarAid; Chairman, Carbon Tracker
  • Jon Williams, Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC

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Registration on the day will be open from 18:00 and the event will start at 18:30.

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The Paris Agreement on climate change: what does it mean for the UK? The Royal Society, London 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK