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Chris Stark: What I’ve learnt about climate change policy and agri-food

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11am - 12pm GMT+1

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In this webinar we’ll be doing a deep dive into Chris Stark’s insights, frustrations and reflections as the country’s leading climate change policy expert. Chris is one of the most well-known figures in climate policy, and was until recently one of the most senior independent officials working on the issue, as chief executive of the UK’s Climate Change Committee.

In this role, he led independent advice on the UK’s net zero target, the world’s first net zero target to be legislated, and directed the development of detailed pathways for the UK to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. For the agri-food sector, this included the report Land Use: Policies for a Net Zero UK. He is now continuing his work as chief executive of the Carbon Trust, a global climate consultancy working to accelerate the move to a decarbonised future.

Rather than our usual format of a presentation, we’ll be getting to the heart of things through conversation and questions. This will be followed by the normal audience Q&A.

We will aim to cover;

  • Where we are now, and how to drive change fast
  • Will change in diets really save the day?
  • Farming and land use - why is change so difficult?
  • Chris’ time at the CCC - what are the political blockers and enablers to policy change?
  • Ideas for the new government

In conversation with Chris will be Jez Fredenburgh, Knowledge Exchange Fellow, and Prof Neil Ward, col-lead of AFN Network+. Both Jez and Neil are based in the Environment Department and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, at the University of East Anglia.

This webinar will be recorded.