Catherine McKenna will be in conversation with Chris Skidmore MP about how to carry forward and implement the findings of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Expert Group on Net-Zero Commitments of Non-State Entities, which were published in November 2022. The Group’s report sets out a roadmap to prevent net zero from being undermined by false claims, ambiguity and “greenwash”.


Catherine McKenna (@cathmckenna) was appointed as Chair of the Expert Group by the United Nations Secretary-General in March 2022. She was Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change from 2015 to 2019 and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities between 2019 and 2021. Ms McKenna is a founder and principal of Climate and Nature Solutions and of Women Leading on Climate launched at COP26 in Glasgow. She has degrees from McGill University and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Chris Skidmore (@CSkidmoreUK) is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Kingswood. He was the UK’s former Energy and Clean Growth Minister attending cabinet who signed the UK’s net zero commitment into law in June 2019, and also served as Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation twice between 2018-2020. In September 2022 he was appointed Chair of the Net Zero Review, an independent review into the delivery of UK net zero climate commitments. The report of the review, Mission Zero, was published in January 2023.


Elizabeth Robinson (@EJZRobinson66) joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, as its Director, in September 2021. Elizabeth is an environmental economist with over twenty five years’ experience undertaking research particularly in lower-income countries, including six while living in Tanzania and Ghana. Her research addresses the design of policies and institutions to reduce climate change emissions, protect the environment, and improve the livelihoods of resource-dependent communities.

This event was part of the Grantham Research Institute at LSE’s 15th anniversary celebrations.

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