The Carbon Crunch: How we’re getting climate change wrong and how to fix it
Despite two decades of international negotiations, rising public concern and commitments to increasing investment in renewable energy, global emissions continue to rise.
Tuesday 15 January 2013, 18.00 - 19.30
IPPR, 4th Floor, 14 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6DF
Despite two decades of international negotiations, rising public concern and commitments to increasing investment in renewable energy, global emissions continue to rise. While European countries have managed to reduce emissions, they have increased their carbon imports from China and other developing nations who continue to expand their use of coal. As standards of living increase in developing countries, it is likely that emissions will continue to rise rather than fall.
In this hard-hitting new book, Dieter Helm argues that we now need to admit that current responses to tackle global warming have failed. He argues for a pragmatic rethinking of energy policy - through a transition from coal to gas, electrification of transport, a proper carbon pricing system and a focus on new technologies.
As the political consensus on climate change in the UK comes under increasing stress, join us to debate with Dieter and with Labour peer Bryony Worthington on how we can find a way forward for the climate change agenda.
We would be delighted if you were able to attend this talk and contribute to the discussion.
- Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Oxford and author ‘The Carbon Crunch: How we’re getting climate change wrong and how to fix it’
- Bryony Worthington, Labour peer and key architect of the 2008 Climate Change Act
- Will Straw, Associate Director for Globalisation and Climate Change, IPPR (Chair)
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