Tackling climate change: what’s the plan, and are we on course?

6 February 2015, 1.00 PM - 6 February 2015, 2.00 PM

Stephen Smith from the UK Climate Change Committee

Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS

This talk by Stephen Smith from the UK Climate Change Committee will give this talk.  
The UK has traditionally been one of the leading nations in calling for action on global warming. Government has legislated for an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with a system of 5-year carbon budgets to get there. It has also created an independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to advise on the budgets and monitor progress towards meeting them.
This talk will discuss the CCC’s scientific and economic analysis underpinning the UK emissions targets. It will highlight the key technologies and improvements likely to be needed, and show that it should cost no more than 1% of national GDP. We will also take a critical look at whether or not the UK is on track to meet the first few budgets.
Steve Smith is a senior analyst at the CCC where he leads on climate science and global pathways. He is a visiting research scientist with the Met Office, and previously worked at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.  
This is event is free to attend and open to all.  If you have any queries, please email jo.house@bristol.ac.uk.
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