Policy for 1.5 – what governments can do to tackle climate change

October 11, 2022
Global
Sustainability

Over 90% of world GDP is now covered by net zero commitments. 153 countries put forward new 2030 emissions targets (NDCs). The Glasgow Climate Pact accelerates the drumbeat and puts in place the underpinning rules and systems. In Glasgow, countries agreed to come back next year with new strengthened commitments, a new UN climate programme on mitigation ambition, and they finalised the Paris Rulebook.

To deliver on these stretching targets, governments across the world will need to put in place plans to decarbonise large parts of their economy, and begin building the capacity to make it happen.

This webinar will look at the best global practice for getting to net zero. It will cover how governments’ should develop their plans, who they should consult with, what investments and industries they need to be supporting, and the international support that is available to share the best ideas.

Public servants can register here for free to attend this webinar

Time

USA/Canada Eastern Time (EST): 09:30 – 10:45
British Summer Time (BST): 14:30 – 15:45
Central European Summer Time (CEST): 15:30 – 16:45
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST): 16:30 – 17:45
Singapore Time (SGT): 21:30 – 22:45
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 23:30 – 00:45

Panel

Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, former UK senior civil servant

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.