The next general election is widely expected to take place during 2024. Political parties are already spending significant time developing their manifestos, where energy and climate change are likely to feature heavily. In recent weeks and months, we have witnessed signs that parties from both ends of the spectrum may be looking to roll-back their decarbonisation commitments in order to secure votes. This comes at a time when the Climate Change Committee have signalled that a major policy gap exists in order to meet net-zero. What is therefore desperately needed is a government strategy that can deliver net-zero swiftly, fairly and cost-effectively.

In this joint event held by the British Institute of Energy Economics and the Business School’s ‘Business, Climate Change and Sustainability’ Centre the following panel shall discuss the topic in hand:

  • Charles Hendry, President of BIEE and former UK Government Energy Minister (chair)
  • Vicky Kelsall, CEO Scottish Power Energy Networks
  • Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Climate Change Committee
  • Professor Janette Webb, chair in Sociology of Organisations, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
  • Chris Birt of the Joseph Rowntree foundation