What should the UK's climate targets be in the post-Paris Agreement era?
Start: Jun 28, 2017 05:00 PM
Location: G01, Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H 0NN
The United Kingdom was the first country to sign binding emissions reduction targets into law in 2008, and has been a strong proponent of global action on climate change for the last decade.
However, despite being an early pioneer in developing the legislative framework for deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, the UK has faced a number of challenges in implementing its energy and climate vision.
The Paris Agreement, ratified in 2016, is the long hoped-for global deal on emissions mitigation, and sets out the international framework for deep decarbonisation of the global energy system by the end of the century. Wealthy industrialised countries are expected to contribute more to this effort under the principle of "Common but Differentiated Responsibilities".
At a time when the UK is seeking a new relationship with its international partners and the rest of the world at large, we ask the question: what should the UK's climate targets be in the post-Paris Agreement era?
Building on research published in Nature Energy, the authors will highlight the scale of the challenge, and give their insights into the some of the complex political, social, technological and economic issues that this question poses
This free public event hosted by the UCL Energy Institute and wholeSEM will be held in Central House room G01 with a post event drinks reception - registration is required as spaces are limited.