Net Zero: The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming – UCL Energy Seminar
03 June 2019, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
Two members of the Committee on Climate Change – Dr Richard Millar (Climate Scientist) and Bianca de Farias Letti (Senior Analyst) – will be discussing the Committee's recent landmark call for the UK to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
This event is free.
UCL Energy Institute
Room 225, Central House14 Upper Woburn PlaceLondonWC1H 0NNUnited Kingdom
In October 2018, the UK Government (along with the devolved administrations in Wales and Scotland) requested the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to advise on the UK’s long-term emissions targets in light of the Paris Agreement. The CCC responded to this request in May 2019, with a recommendation that the Government should legislate a net-zero greenhouse gas target for 2050. The seminar will describe the CCC’s approach to assessing an appropriate UK contribution under the Paris Agreement and its scenarios for achieving it with domestic emissions reductions.
The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception with wine and nibbles.
About the speakers
Bianca de Farias Letti
Bianca is an economist by background and joined the CCC in December 2018. She led on assessing the costs and benefits of a net-zero target for the CCC’s recent Net Zero report. Prior to joining the CCC she worked at the National Infrastructure Commission, where she worked on modelling the UK’s infrastructure needs focussing on energy and water – for the first National Infrastructure Assessment.
Dr Richard Millar
Dr Richard Millar joined the CCC in May 2018. A physical climate scientist by training, he covers the science and international briefs at the CCC. Prior to joining the CCC, Richard was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford and worked on the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C as a chapter scientist.