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UK Carbon Policy post-Paris

British Institute of Energy Economics

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 16:30 to 18:30 (BST)

UK Carbon Policy post-Paris

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BIEE Climate and Energy Seminar  - UK Carbon Policy post - Paris 

At the end of November last year, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) provided its advice to the Government on the level of the 5th carbon budget (the limit on UK greenhouse gas emissions over the 5 years 2028-32). The Paris Agreement, in December, has greater long-term global ambition than current UK targets assume – in particular, it aims to hold the increase in global temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C and to reach net zero global emissions of greenhouse gases in the second half of the century. What are the implications for UK targets and emission reduction measures? In follow-up advice to the Government, the CCC has repeated its recommendation that the fifth carbon budget be legislated at the level advised in November, but noted that a tighter budget may be needed in future. In this talk, Adrian Gault, Chief Economist at the CCC, will consider the implications of Paris, explain the basis of CCC advice in relation to the level of the 5th carbon budget, and look further at implications for UK policy.

Adrian Gault, Chief Economist, the Committee on Climate Change

 ADRIAN GAULT, Chief Economist, the Committee on Climate Change 

Adrian joined the secretariat of the Committee on Climate Change in May 2009, where he is responsible for analytical work looking at UK greenhouse gas emission reduction potential and costs. Currently, the Committee is taking forward work to inform its advice to the Government, due by the end of the year, on the level of the 5th carbon budget, covering UK emissions 2028-32. Prior to joining the CCC secretariat, Adrian has substantial experience of energy and environmental issues – as an economist in Department for Transport, the Energy Group at DTI (now part of DECC) and in the Treasury tax team.

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NERA Economic Consulting
Marble Arch House

66 Seymour Street
London
W1H 5BT

 

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NERA Economic Consulting
Marble Arch House
66 Seymour Street
W1H 5BT
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 16:30 to 18:30 (BST)


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British Institute of Energy Economics

The British Institute of Energy Economics provides a focal point for informed energy debate in the UK. It aims to promote a responsible, evidence based approach to the challenges of energy policy and tackling climate change.

 

Founded over 30 years ago, the British Institute of Energy Economics (BIEE) encourages the exchange of ideas and information between energy professionals from different disciplines and sectors of the industry.

 

BIEE has a diverse membership drawn from academia, business, government and finance. It convenes a regular programme of meetings, seminars and conferences.

 

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