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Research and evidence priorities for the UK Climate Change Committee: What’s coming and how to get involved

Tuesday 7 February 2023, 12:00 - 13:00
Nexus Lecture Theatre
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Please note that this is an internal event for students and staff of the University of Leeds and members of Nexus.

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) is the UK’s independent adviser on tackling climate change. Established under the Climate Change Act 2008, its role is to advise the UK and devolved governments on emissions targets and to report to Parliament on progress made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change.

At the heart of the CCC’s work is a strong analytical underpinning, developed through in-house and commissioned analysis and research, and engagement with stakeholders in academia, government, business and beyond.

The CCC’s Chief Executive, Chris Stark, will be talking through the CCC’s upcoming research programme as it gears up for the Seventh Carbon Budget, the Fourth Climate Change Risk Assessment and the arrival of a new chairman. Key work areas interconnecting across mitigation and adaptation challenges include:

  • Built environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Energy supply
  • Land and agriculture
  • Workers and business
  • Fairness and affordability
  • International

Join us to hear more about the priorities for the coming cycle and opportunities to engage with the CCC.

Attendees are invited to a buffet lunch after the event where they will have the opportunity to network with colleagues from the University of Leeds and 18 members of the CCC Secretariat. Spaces are limited so register now!

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Speaker – Chris Stark

A portrait of Chris Stark. Chris is a white male with short brown hair and beard. Chris is wearing round black glasses.

Chris Stark has been the Chief Executive of the CCC since April 2018. His previous role was Director of Energy and Climate Change in the Scottish Government, leading the development of Scotland’s approach to emissions reduction and the accompanying energy system transition.