Attlee Suite, Portcullis House
The IPCC recently released the first of a series of new reports on the scientific evidence for climate change. It is the most comprehensive assessment of scientific knowledge on climate change since the IPCC last reported in 2007, and makes a number of conclusions about the rate, character and causes of recent and future climate change.
This event organised by POST, the Royal Society and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change. It provided MPs, Peers and parliamentary staff the opportunity to debate the new report with key experts. A summary of the event is available here ( PDF 125 KB). Click on the speakers names below for audio and title for the slides shown.
- 5:00pm Chair’s Welcome Lord Oxburgh,
- 5.05pm Professor John Pethica FRS, Vice-president of the Royal Society
- 5.10pm Core findings of the IPCC report
- What are the main drivers of climate change?
(Professor John Mitchell FRS), University of Reading and Met Office
- How sensitive is the climate?
(Professor Keith Shine FRS, University of Reading)
- What is the evidence that climate change is due to human activity?
(Professor Corinne Le Quéré, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia)
- 5.25pm The state of the climate system
(Professor Sir Brian Hoskins FRS, Director of the Grantham Institute on Climate Change, Imperial College and member of the Climate Change Committee)
- 5.40pm Future projections
(Professor Tim Palmer FRS, University of Oxford)
- 5.35pm Extreme events and climate change
(Professor Stephen Belcher, University of Reading and Head of the Met Office Hadley Centre)
- 5:45pm Q&A1, Q&A2
- 7:00pm Close