Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science
The UK has an aggressive plan to decarbonise its economy by 34% in 2020, 50% in 2027 and 80% in 2050. This lecture will look at the economic, technical and policy challenges of achieving these targets. It will discuss the role of technology options like renewable energy and electric cars, energy efficiency and ask about the importance of changing behaviour for example on energy use and transportation. The lecture will review the main carbon policies and ask whether they are sufficient to meet the ambitious carbon targets.
Speaker: David Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change and Visiting Senior Fellow of the Grantham Research Institute
Chair: Michael Jacobs, Visiting Professor of the Grantham Research Institute