Please join us for an online session to mark the start of 2021 - the year of COP26 - dedicated to exploring the Climate Change Committee’s advice on the Sixth Carbon Budget as a fair and ambitious contribution to the Paris Agreement.
This event considers how and why the Sixth Carbon Budget and the UK’s 2050 Net Zero target represent genuine global ambition to keep warming to the 1.5⁰C to 2⁰C limit set out in the Paris Agreement.
It will include a presentation from the CCC and a discussion with:
• The former EU lead negotiator to the UNFCCC, Pete Betts, who has been supporting the CCC’s work to assess the international implications of the Sixth Carbon Budget;
• Professor Corinne Le Quéré, member of the Climate Change Committee and Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia; and
• Professor Piers Forster, member of the Climate Change Committee, and Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate and Professor of Physical Climate Change at the University of Leeds.
• 10:00-11:00, Thursday 14th January 2021
• The event will be chaired by committee member Professor Corinne Le Quéré
• Speakers: Committee member Professor Piers Forster, and Pete Betts, former EU lead negotiator to the UNFCCC and former Director for International Climate at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
• Presentation from the CCC’s international team
• The session will include time for comments and questions to the panel
About the Path to Net Zero series
The Path to Net Zero series explores the Climate Change Committee’s advice on the Sixth Carbon Budget, focusing on the delivery of Net Zero as part of the UK’s contribution to stopping global warming.