Charlotte Street Partners is delighted to invite you to a discussion in conversation with Chris Stark, chief executive of the Climate Change Committee
Thursday 28 January 2021
15:00 - 16:00
Perhaps the most important of our Strategies for the Aftermath is the one for the future of our planet. But what does the path to net zero look like? How will policy, industry and human behaviour have to change to support a fully decarbonised UK? Can we truly satisfy people, profit and the planet at the same time? And if so, how do we make the process equitable, democratic and effective?
To explore these questions, we are delighted to invite you to a discussion in conversation with the chief executive of the Climate Change Committee (CCC), Chris Stark.
In December, the CCC published its recommendation on the level of the Sixth Carbon Budget which set the path to the UK’s Net Zero emissions target in 2050, as the first carbon budget to be set into law following that commitment.
For this event, we are delighted to be partnering with Northland Power, a power producer dedicated to developing, building, owning and operating clean and green global power infrastructure assets in Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and other selected global jurisdictions. In Europe, Northland currently operates over 1.2GW of offshore wind in the North Sea and is exploring new opportunities, both onshore and offshore, across various European markets and renewable technologies. The company has a long track record of 33 years in business.
The discussion will take place via Zoom next Thursday, 28 January at 3pm under the Chatham House Rule. We ask that you RSVP via this registration link. Speaking with Chris will be Katie Stanton, associate partner, who will pose some short introductory questions before chairing the audience Q&A. We expect to have finished proceedings by 4pm.
Chris Stark has been Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change since April 2018, where he provides strategic direction to the Committee’s 30-strong secretariat and oversees the CCC’s work delivering expert advice to the UK government and the devolved administrations on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for climate change.
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. Before this, Chris headed up the Scottish Government’s central strategy team and has widespread experience of economic policy-making, and has worked in a number of Whitehall departments, including HM Treasury and the former Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.