Annual Review of Climate Change Policy

Tuesday 13th December 2011, 8.50am - 1pm, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

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The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and the Westminster Energy Forum held a seminar to discuss recent developments in climate change policy. The event followed the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, and gave UK parliamentarians and their staff, London-based foreign diplomats, and selected corporate representatives the opportunity to discuss topical issues with experts in the field.


08:50 Registration & Refreshments
09:20 Introductory Remarks
09:30 Session 1

  • Patterns in climate change science and implications for policy: the UK and the international context, Prof. David Mackay, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change

  • Parliamentary priorities in 2013: holding the government to account on its carbon reduction strategy and risk assessments, Luciana Berger MP (PDF PDF 256 KB), Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change

  • Review of the government’s performance on climate in the last 18 months: a critical appraisal, Matthew Spencer (PDF PDF 239 KB), Director, Green Alliance
11:00 Refreshments
11:30 Session 2
  • Costing climate risks: developments in carbon risk assessments, and as drivers of corporate change, Malcolm Hutton, Global Head of Risk Practice, Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

  • International carbon pricing, industrial competitiveness and financing the path to timely emissions reductions, Miles Austin, Director, Climate Strategies

  • Measuring the progress of decarbonised technology: annual analysis of forthcoming deployments in the power and transport sectors, Dr Guy Doyle (PDF PDF 1 MB), Divisional Director, Mott Macdonald

13:00 Close