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    Lancet Countdown report authors present findings to Parliament

    On 21 November, a joint meeting hosted by the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Group, the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group, the Lancet Countdown and the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change took place in the Macmillan Room in Portcullis House.

    The discussion was chaired by Daniel Zeichner MP, former Shadow Transport Minister and Labour MP for Cambridge; and Baroness Walmsley, former Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Health.

    Speakers included Dr Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the Lance; Prof. Hugh Montgomery, co-chair of the Lancet Countdown; Prof. Georgina Mace, Lancet Countdowon 2017 report co-author; and Prof. Sir Andy Haines, former Director of the LSHTM.

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    New Inquiry: Climate Change and the Internet

    We are conducting an inquiry looking at the current carbon emission and energy consumption trends of the internet and the emerging risks and opportunities to promote energy and carbon efficiency.

    The report will be co-chaired by Daniel Zeichner MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Cambridge and Antoinette Sandbach MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Eddisbury and member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee.

    Please contact Lucy McMahon for more details.

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    "It is time to work together on climate change and air quality"

    On 19 October 2017, Stephen Doughty MP chaired a panel discussion on air quality policies like the T-charge, and their impact on health and the environment.

    The event was co-hosted with The Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution and the Royal Meteorological Society. Attracting over 70 participants, it brought together stakeholders from different, and often separate communities, to discuss how to approach air pollution and climate change challenges.

    Fellow speakers included Geraint Davies MP, Andrew Selous MP and Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb.

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    New Report: 'Principles for a Sustainable Brexit'

    Policy Connect has published a new report, "Principles for a Sustainable Brexit: A strategic plan for clean growth".

    Cross-party think tank Policy Connect calls on Government and Parliament to embrace key principles to achieve clean growth beyond Brexit and make the UK a global leader in the green economy. This cross-party report calls on Government to embed clean growth and environmental protections at the heart of Brexit policy.

    The report is sponsored by Lord Deben (Con), Alan Whitehead MP (Lab), Peter Aldous MP (Con) and Geraint Davies MP (Lab).

     

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    What are the priorities for a sustainable economy in the new Parliament?

    Policy Connect hosted a panel event entitled, 'What are the priorities for a sustainable economy in the new Parliament?' in the House of Lords on 5 July 2017.

    The speakers were Mary Creagh MP, Angela Smith MP, Alex Sobel MP, Anna McMorrin MP, Baroness MacIntosh, Baroness Pickering, and Lord Krebs.

    The event was an early opporunity to reflect on the outcomes of the 2017 General Election, and highlight political priorities for some of the most urgent sustainability issues for Parliament to address in the coming years. It was hosted by Sustainability Team at Policy Connect, which includes the APPCCG.

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    Testimonials for the APPCCG

    Testimonials in praise of the work of the APPCCG:

    “The APPCCG works proactively to keep climate change on the Parliamentary agenda. A regular newsletter provides informative updates and regular events focused on key topical issues - such as ‘Brexit’ and the impacts of a hung Parliament - as they relate to climate change help to raise awareness and promote better, more informed policy.”

    Neil Wallis, Head of Communications, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership

    "I truly think the [APPCCG] programme is excellent, covering a very wide range of issues with great professionalism."

    Brian Cutherbertson, Head of Environment and Sustainability, Diocese of London

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    About the APPCCG

    Welcome to the All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group (APPCCG). As part of Policy Connect's sustainability team, we raise awareness about the threat of climate change and promote policies to counter that threat.

    We are a coalition of leading businesses, parliamentarians and organisations informing better policy-making in government. The APPCCG puts climate change adaption and mitigation at the core of its work, and at the core of decision making.

    The APPCCG aims to encourage effective policymaking in Westminster through a number of key events, roundtable discussions and fundamental research activity.

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The APPCCG is the leading forum informing the climate change discussion between parliamentarians, business leaders, NGOs and academics.  

We are a coalition of leading businesses, parliamentarians and organisations informing better policy-making in government. The APPCCG aims to put climate change mitigation and adaptation and at the core of policy making and political activity in Parliament.

The APPCCG aims to encourage effective policymaking in Westminster through a number of key events, roundtable discussions and fundamental research activity.