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Julia King to give keynote speech at the Royal Society on UK's role in global zero-carbon economy

Julia King to give keynote speech at the Royal Society on UK's role in global zero-carbon economy

4th October 2017

Prof. Dame Julia King, Baroness Brown of Cambridge, to give keynote speech on panel discussed chaired by Lord Hunt of Chesterton, with speakers from ETI, Siemens, Innovate UK, Climate-KIC and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

With the world on the cusp of an economy driven by ambitious low carbon goals and climate innovation, the UK has a unique opportunity to create jobs and growth at home while playing a leading role in the global transition to a zero-carbon economy and climate-resilient society.

The discussion is timely given the development of the UK’s Industrial Strategy, which seeks to address long-term challenges to the UK economy, and the forthcoming Clean Growth Plan, which sets the framework for achieving emission targets while stimulating low-carbon growth.

Keynote speaker:

Professor Dame Julia King, Member, House of Lords and UK Committee on Climate Change

Chair:

Lord Hunt of Chesterton, Emeritus Professor of Climate Modelling at UCL and former Chief Executive of the Met Office

Panellists:

Dr. Tom Mitchell Director UK & Ireland, EIT Climate-KIC

Professor John Schellnhuber Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and chair of the German Advisory Council on Global Change

Mark Jenkinson City Director London, Siemens plc.

Ian Meikle, Director of Infrastructure Systems, Innovate UK

Jo Coleman, Director, Strategy Development, Energy Technologies Institute (ETI)