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Climate change - the latest evidence and implications for business

19th May 2014, Registration at 13.30

Prince Philip House, Carlton House Terrace, London

 

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14.00

Session 1: Climate change - the latest evidence


Chair: Prof Nigel Arnell, Walker Institute,  University of Reading

14:00

Welcome and opening remarks
Prof Nigel Arnell, Walker Institute Director, University of Reading

14:10

What will climate change mean for the world and how can we adapt? 
Prof Chris Field, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group 2: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability , Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

14:35

How can global emissions of greenhouse gases be limited to reduce climate change?
Prof Jim Skea, Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group 3: Mitigation of Climate Change

15.00

Q and A

 

15.15

 

Afternoon  tea  (25 mins)

 

 

15.40

Session 2: What will climate change mean for the UK?
Chair: Prof Jo Haigh, Co-Director, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment

15.40

UK weather and climate extremes:  the impacts for business
Prof Stephen Belcher, Head of Hadley Centre, Met Office

15.55

Climate change adaptation in the UK: working with business
Dr Glenn Watts, Climate Change Science Manager, Environment Agency

16.10

Reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions : the implications for business
Prof Nilay Shah, Professor of Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College

16.25

Q and A

 

16.40

 

Comfort break

16.50

Session 3: Question time
Climate change: What are the implications, risks and opportunities for business?
Chair: Mr James Smith, Chair, Carbon Trust

 

Panellists:

  • Dr David Kennedy, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change
  • Mr Richard Aylard, External Affairs and Sustainability Director, Thames Water
  • Mr Martyn Seal, Director of Sustainability, PepsiCo
  • Mr Keith Howells, Chairman, Mott McDonald
  • Ms Laura Sandys, MP
  • Prof Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist,  Met Office
  • Prof Chris Field, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group 2: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability , Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Prof Jim Skea, Vice-Chair of IPCC Working Group 3: Mitigation of Climate Change

 

 

17.50

Session 4: Next steps

 

Next steps and concluding remarks
Prof Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist,  Met Office

 

 

18.00

Drinks reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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