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2017: What’s Next in the Fight Against Climate Change?
Tue 7 February 2017, 13:30 – 14:30 GMT
Caroline Lucas MP
Callum McCaig MP, SNP Energy and Climate Change spokesperson
Baroness Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat Lords spokesperson
Mike Barry, Director of Sustainable Business, Marks & Spencer and World Environment Centre board member
Rebecca Newsom, Policy and Political Advisor, Greenpeace UK
Professor Jim Hall, Director of the Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Further speakers to be confirmed soon
2016 was quite the year in politics, not least for those of us fighting climate change. The ratification of the Paris Agreement was a historic moment, but the rise of climate-sceptics to position of power threatens to slow down global momentum.
On the policy side here in the UK, we are waiting for the government to set out its plans (Carbon Plan, Air Quality Plan, Industrial Strategy, Levy Control Framework, transposing EU legislation and more) whilst the climate movement fights key battles on fracking and open-cast coal. Internationally, we wait to see what Trump, Tillerson and Pruitt do with US energy policy, and if the rest of the world keeps its Moroccan vows to plough on regardless.
Mediaplanet has recently launched an international campaign on 'what's next?' for climate change, with the support of APPCCG, UKCIP, Environmental Change Institute, University Oxford and with Christiana Figueres’ thought leadership.
With many wondering what 2017 has in store for the global climate movement, the All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group is organising an event, chaired by Caroline Lucas MP, to reflect on how best to focus our energies and efforts in 2017. Come and hear some exciting and dynamic speakers, with plenty of time for discussion and debate.
We look forward to seeing you there!