Delivered by Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change.
No.11 Cavendish Square, London
2019 was a year of seismic change for the environmental lobby. Across the world, millions of protestors took to the streets to make their voices heard. Closer to home, scores of councils and local authorities declared a climate emergency and the UK became the first major economy in the world to pass laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. This was the year of Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion and the Impossible Burger.
But now that increasing numbers of politicians acknowledge that climate change is the biggest challenge facing humanity, how can our leaders turn good intentions into action?
This year’s Sir Denis Rooke Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change, the UK government’s official climate change advisor.
Chris has been in post since April 2018. He was previously the Director of Energy and Climate Change for the Scottish government and before that worked across Whitehall, including in the Treasury.
This March, witness this seminal event in the IGEM calendar and hear from one of the UK’s leading voices on climate change. This should be of particular interest to senior figures in the gas industry, with plenty of opportunities to network with decision-makers at the heart of our industry.
Named in honour of one of the most distinguished gas engineers, every year IGEM’s Sir Denis Rooke Memorial Lecture delivers an in-depth look into the minds of the UK’s distinguished academics, engineers and managers.
Previous speakers have included: Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of the UK government’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Grenfell tragedy, Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Oxford.