Net Zero - UK and global progress

  • October 11, 2023 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Online or in person at the Royal Society

At the end of November 2023, the world will come together for the latest climate conference, COP28. The latest IPPC report notes that the planet has already warmed to 1.1 degrees above preindustrial levels, and it is likely warming will exceed 1.5 degrees this century, with current national plans not enough to meet climate goals. Meanwhile in the UK, the Climate Change Committee’s report of June 2023 suggests that the rate of emissions reduction in the UK is too slow, making hitting our own emissions targets very difficult.

In this meeting we will discuss the latest position in global and UK climate action, and assess what more we need to do both in emissions reduction, and in adaptation to the changes that are already coming.

Lord Deben
Former Chair, Climate Change Committee
Professor Paul Monks
Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Energy Security and Net Zero
Baroness Brown of Cambridge DBE FREng FRS
Chair of the Adaptation Committee, Committee on Climate Change and , Chair, House of Lord Science and Technology Committee
Professor Jim Skea CBE
Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change