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Tackling Climate Change: rhetoric or reality?

May 15, 2018
The Round Room The Mansion House, Dawson Street,
Dublin 2,

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and adapting to the impacts of inevitable climate change, are arguably the biggest global challenges we face today. An international consensus on action was reached in Paris in 2015 with many countries introducing national laws to tackle climate change. The UK’s 2008 Climate Change Act was a pioneering commitment to set a legally binding target for reducing national emissions. In this 10th anniversary year of the Act, how is the UK doing? Is there a gap between action and the target? How will Brexit affect progress in the future?

Lord John Krebs served as Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee from 2010 – 2014 and was the founding Chair of the UK Climate Change Committee Adaptation Sub-Committee 2009 – 2017, and remains a member of the Committee.

The Lecture will be chaired by Dr John Bowman

6:30pm – Refreshments and Registration
7:00pm – Lecture
7:45pm – Questions and Answers Session
8:30pm – Ends.

This lecture will be broadcast live to the web. For information on this and related climate science information please see: http://www.epa.ie/climate/communicatingclimatescience