How closely do the mitigation proposals of ‘climate progressive’ nations align with the Paris Agreement?
CET is happy to announce next week's CET Virtual Lunch seminar in collaboration with Bjerknes Centre Climate Research. For our second virtual seminar, we are excited to have Kevin Anderson, Professor II at CET and Professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and Uppsala.
About the talk:
Building on a paper currently in press (with Climate Policy), this seminar will detail an approach for translating the Paris Agreement into quantitative carbon budgets and mitigation pathways for “developed country parties”. It will then assess these against the mitigation agenda enshrined in the Swedish Climate Law (2017) as well as the UK’s Climate Change Act (2008) and Net-Zero Climate Law (2019). In many respects Sweden and the UK represent the two leading industrialised nations in terms of climate change legislation, yet peel away the layers of obfuscation, and even these demonstrate action to reduce emissions more inline with 2.5°C to 3°C of warming than the 1.5°C to 2°C enshrined in the Paris Agreement.
About Professor Kevin Anderson:
Kevin Anderson is Professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester and held the second Zennström professorship at Uppsala University. He engages widely across all tiers of government (UK and Sweden) on issues ranging from shale gas, aviation and shipping to the role of climate modeling (IAMs), carbon budgets and ‘negative emission technologies’. His analysis previously contributed to the framing of the UK’s Climate Change Act and the development of national carbon budgets. Kevin has a decade’s industrial experience, principally in the petrochemical industry. He is a chartered engineer and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Guidelines for our virtual seminars:
- To enter the seminar use this link (Microsoft Teams) – You do not need to have Microsoft Teams installed on your computer to enter the session. You can enter as a “guest”.
- "Doors open" at 12pm. From 12-12.15 you will be able to present yourself and be introduced to the rest of the participants.
- After 12.15 and whenever you are not speaking please mute your microphone, as this can disturb others.
- If you have a comment or a question please use the chat function (speech bubble on the options panel) to signal you have a question.
- The moderator will introduce you when it is your turn to ask a question – Remember to unmute your microphone!
- Sit back and enjoy the seminar and connecting with the CET network!
As always, the CET Lunch Seminars are open for anyone interested. Please share in your networks to people interested in next week’s topic.